Undergraduate UD Anti-Racism Initiative (UDARI) Summer Scholars

The Undergraduate UDARI Summer Scholars program provides highly motivated undergraduates in any major the opportunity to immerse themselves in a research or creative project based on race, anti-racism, or racial justice. 

Scholars spend 10 weeks during the summer in full-time pursuit of their research or creative projects.

Past projects (that are continuing and can be mentioned in an application) include

  • studying UD’s Black history by conducting oral histories or by examining UD’s 19th land records to identify former enslavers on whose land the University now sits;
  • working at a local Delaware museum, historical house, or other institution to help uncover Black, Latinx, or indigenous histories or by helping to decolonize the collection;
  • creating anti-racist curriculum for PreK-12 schools;
  • and any other project including in the sciences that fits a focus on race, anti-racism, or racial justice.

The end product of this project might be a written document (technical report, feature article, academic paper, journal, etc.) or a presentation. During the summer, scholars are enrolled in a zero credit P/F Sustaining Course and attend a weekly seminar led by CEI staff.

Scholars receive a stipend of $4000. 


For advisement contact Leann Moore at lmoore@udel.edu, Associate Director, Community Engagement Initiative or Dr. Alison Parker, UDARI co-chair, at aparker@udel.edu.

Application information

Prepare a 1-2 page essay that describes the type of project you are interested in pursuing and how it relates to your academic, professional, personal goals and aspirations.

If you have a faculty mentor and project, please describe.

If you do not, please describe the type of project you are interested in pursuing.

You may identify a Delaware community group, government agency, or non-profit you might want to partner with as well as a possible UD faculty mentor. 

The application for Summer 2024 is closed.