Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative

DISI Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The DISI Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides financial support for two undergraduate SSFD majors from historically underrepresented or excluded groups to develop and complete an individual research project. Prior to the application, the student will have to find a faculty mentor, who will support them in their project, and identify the research questions that they want to tackle in their project. Research projects can be focused on any topic related to Family and Human Development or Sociology, and must be completed in one academic year. At the culmination of their fellowship, students will share their work through a written document or an oral presentation.


  • Receive a $2,000 stipend per academic year.


  • Students with a minimum of sophomore standing.
  • Majoring in Family and Human Development or Sociology within the School of Social and Family Dynamics
  • Applicants who demonstrate that they belong to historically underrepresented or excluded groups as defined by DISI. Examples of these groups include, but are not limited to, students from minoritized racial and ethnic groups, first-generation college students, immigrants and children of immigrants, LGBTQ+ students, non-traditional students (such as older students, single parents or those with caregiving responsibilities), transfer students, and students with disabilities or who are differently abled, as well as students at the intersection of these characteristics (e.g., belonging to multiple or overlapping social categories) (if you have any questions on this regard, please email Manuela.jimenez@asu.edu)
  • Enrolled as a full-time student during 2021-2022 academic year.


  • Fellows are expected to present the results of their research project during the DISI Spring Showcase at the end of the Spring semester 2022
  • Complete an online survey when the program concludes
  • Provide an annual update every year

If you have any questions or if you need additional information about the DISI Undergraduate and Scholars Research Fellowship, please contact Manuela Jimenez Herrera, Manuela.Jimenez@asu.edu