Student Research Assistants: Many research projects have funding to provide paid research experience for undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Undergraduates usually work 5-10 hours and graduate students work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and students work 20-40 hours per week in the summer. Work-study students are eligible, but work-study is not required. During the summer, UMTRI holds a Summer Student Seminar series where students can learn more about transportation safety research through weekly lectures offered by UMTRI faculty and staff. Postings for available student research positions can be found here; search for UMTRI as a keyword.
M-STEM Academy Summer Research Program: The University of Michigan’s M-STEM academy is designed to increase, strengthen and diversify the number of students choosing to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. M-STEM students are eligible for paid research internships funded by the Academy.
Independent Research: Students can perform research at UMTRI for credit at either the undergraduate or graduate level.
Postdoctoral Researchers: Some research projects have funding available to support recent graduates who have completed their doctoral degrees. Current postings for Postdocs
Visiting Scholars: Researchers with academic appointments at other universities can spend a year working with UMTRI researchers. Funding is provided by the guest institution. Opportunities are also available for visiting PhD students.