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The Carolina Collaborative for Resilience is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Resilience Coach cohort. Resilience Coaches undergo training and support undergraduate and graduate students with compassionate care and resources. Deadline: May 9. Apply.

The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science has openings for current UNC Graduate student DEIR Interns to provide essential support to the Planning Team for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research Certificate Program. The position is part-time (20 hours/week) and temporary. Deadline: May 13. Apply.

The Employee Forum is now accepting applications for the Carolina Family Scholarship. Children of UNC-Chapel Hill permanent employees who currently work at least 30 hours per week are encouraged to apply. Deadline: June 1. Details/Apply.

The School of Education’s DREAM (Diverse and Resilient Educators Advised through Mentorship) program combines 12 months of UNC’s Master of Arts in Teaching instruction followed by three years of mentorship while residents serve as full-time beginning teachers in Durham Public Schools (DPS). DREAM seeks to recruit and retain teachers of color and those from other underrepresented backgrounds, with a focus on Latinx educators. Along with mentorship from veteran teachers who share identities with their mentees, DREAM provides $28,000 in financial support which is contingent upon completion of the MAT and three years of full-time teaching in DPS. DREAM residents will earn a North Carolina teaching license in either Elementary Education (K-6) or Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12). If potential educators are interested in applying through the Special Education track, they are encouraged to also apply for North Carolina Teaching Fellows for additional funding and support in addition to DREAM. Deadline: Feb. 2023. Details/Apply.

The UNC School of Nursing’s Harmony Study aims to improve the health of African American and Black women by incorporating elements of physical activity, healthy nutrition tips, stress management and self-care. The study will compare two culturally-tailored nutrition and exercise programs for African American women, both designed to help lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The Participants will be given a Fitbit and up to $260 to participate in the study. Recruitment period: June 1, 2021, to Dec. 23, 2024Apply.

The LGBTQ Center has created a community space in which people can tell them how they are doing, what sustains them, and/or what they need right now. If you are interested in participating in any way (e.g., leave a text message, audio recording, image, or just hear what others have to say), please visit here. If you have questions about this project, please contact Dr. Terri Phoenix, LGBTQ Center Director, at

Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is launching their inaugural Fellows Program, offering nine Native Organizing Fellowships to do coalition building and grassroots organizing on various national initiatives and events. This program is open to all Native people who want to be part of building an ecosystem of tribes and Native community groups in their state as part of a national network. Apply/Learn more.

Are you a pre-nursing student of color looking for guidance from nursing students of color? Apply to be a mentee within the Minority Nursing Student Association’s Mentor/Mentee Program to receive guidance from minority nursing students currently within UNC’s School of NursingApply.

If you have a research project about sexual identity, gender identity, or gender expression that rocks our world with its brilliance (or maybe you have a friend who’s been working on phenomenal research on LGBTQIA+ communities that you know they’d want to share) you are invited to present at the LGBTQIA+ Speaker Series during the Fall semester. Presentations will be virtual and typically last 20-40 minutes with some time for Q&A over Zoom. This is an opportunity to practice a virtual research presentation with a supportive audience AND get your meaningful work out there. Your presentation will be recorded so you can add it to your portfolio. Apply.

The School of Nursing’s Harmony Study aims to improve the health of African American and Black women by incorporating elements of physical activity, healthy nutrition tips, stress management and self-care. Qualified participants identify as African American or Black women with a BMI between 25 and 39. Participants will be given a Fitbit and up to $260 for participating in the study. Info. Questions? Contact Sierra Vines at

The PROMISE Study, a collaboration between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University and funded by the National Institutes of Health, seeks South Asian Postdoctoral Fellows involved in biomedical research (the investigation of biological/behavioral processes that advance the diagnoses, treatment or prevention of disease) who currently hold a position at UNC-Chapel Hill for a peer mentoring research study. Involves two-hour peer group meetings led by senior UR researchers twice monthly, professional development and skills-building and compensation of up to $500 for completion of online surveys. Apply.

Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) is offering Service Partnership Mini-Grants of $150-300 to Carolina students. These grants are meant to help build deeper connections between Carolina students and off-campus community partners by funding project- or event-based collaborations. Deadline: RollingApply. 

CAPS is actively screening students to participate in the following two groups, specifically for Black students. Students can call CAPS at 919-966-3658 or complete the online interest form.

  • Brother to Brother – This group. facilitated by Dr. Anthony Teasdale, gives space for Black men to support each other through the journey of navigating higher education and life. This group will offer the chance to define who you want to be and to explore all the diverse facets of the human experience that can be contained within Black men. It also seeks to create a safe and trusting environment to dialogue openly and honestly about the experiences of Black men to support one another, have a space to let go of self-conscious presentation and just be “you,” facilitate empowerment and encouragement, and find healing in the company of other Black men.
  • Empowering Black Women – This group, facilitated by Dr. Erinn Scott, focuses on group members’ unique experiences to explore themes of pain, joy, healing, self-worth and acceptance (love), self-discovery, shame, stigma, anger, and discrimination in the lives of Black women. It also seeks to create a safe and trusting environment, dialogue openly and honestly about the experiences of Black women, and facilitate empowerment and encouragement.