Graduate Student Research Assistantship

As part of our training program, we are pleased to offer several Graduate Student Research Assistantships (GSRAs) in injury for doctoral students to work with a faculty mentor on their research. The goal is to support PhD students who have achieved candidacy and are working on their dissertations.  The Center’s GSRA program includes a monthly stipend, tuition, and health care. Our thanks to the Rackham Graduate School of the University of Michigan for their partnership and financial support in this program.

The University of Michigan Injury Center is pleased to support this funding opportunity for Fall 2014.  To be considered, you must be registered in a University of Michigan Rackham graduate program and be a doctoral candidate committed to studying injury science.

Graduate Student Research Assistantship (GSRA). This assistantship is designed for a PhD candidate who is committed to injury research or practice, in either unintentional injury or violence for their dissertation research. The GSRA position allows one to work with a faculty mentor on injury research on a day-to-day basis. Possible areas of focus include transportation, prescription drug overdose, substance abuse, and violence. The successful applicant’s candidacy tuition, health insurance, dental coverage, and a monthly stipend will be paid for one semester.


  • Current enrollment and candidacy in a doctoral program at the Rackham Graduate School
  • Interest in and commitment to injury practice, policy, or research
  • Ability to work independently in a collegial environment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, STATA, R

To Apply, Submit All Four (4) Parts:

  1. The completed application form (attached)  FinalRackham GSRA Doc candidate Fall 2014.pdf
  2. A statement of your interest in injury research, career goals, skills you bring to the assistantship, and a summary of your previous research or practice experiences, including injury background (500 words or less)
  3. Your current resume or curriculum vitae
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one from your academic advisor and one from a faculty or research supervisor)

Applications are due March 31, 2014, for funding in Fall 2014.  Watch this page for further announcements or join our mailing list to be notified of funding opportunities.