Skip to main content

Summer 2022 Opportunity: Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)


The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is a paid summer fellowship designed to foster the entrance of talented students from diverse backgrounds within the
humanities, social sciences, and fine arts into PhD programs and faculty positions in U.S. colleges and universities. More broadly, the program seeks to increase the number of students of
color, and others who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue doctoral work and hold faculty appointments within the academy. The program serves the related goals of providing role models for undergraduate scholars and structuring campus environments so that they are more conducive to improved racial and ethnic relations. MURAP aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction.

Each summer, the program brings together a cohort of 20 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) from colleges and universities in the U.S. to the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill campus for an intensive, ten-week research and graduate school professional development experience. Participating students develop a 20-25-page research project under the guidance of a UNC faculty mentor with whom they are paired according to areas of study and mutual research interests. In addition to meetings with their faculty mentor, students are expected to attend all components of the program, as follows:

▪ a weekly 2-hour seminar where they will present and discuss their research with the
entire cohort (all students, faculty mentors, and MURAP staff)
▪ GRE review course
▪ biweekly writing workshop
▪ weekly communication skills and professional development workshops
▪ Two-day academic conference

Participants will also receive a travel allowance of up to $500 to cover the cost of transportation to and from Chapel Hill. Additionally, students will be provided on-campus housing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the duration of the program.

For more information about the program and eligibility, please visit MURAP’s website