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About NCID


The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) seeks to strengthen and integrate research about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and society, and to promote its effective use in addressing contemporary issues.

This mission is approached in three ways:

  • We promote cross-disciplinary research and scholarship development by engaging in its direct production, supporting the work of others, and disseminating promising findings from affiliated scholars, faculty, and graduate students. We also manage an extensive network of over 400 scholars from institutions across the country and nurture early-career scholars through our research fellowships.
  • We develop leaders and promote effective leadership programs that make use of diversity related research. One of our signature programs is the New Leadership Academy established in 2014 through a partnership with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE).
  • We frame national convenings in collaboration with foundations and associations, to promote scholarship-to-practice discussions on critical issues and develop briefing materials for leaders and policy makers.

The NCID is based at the University of Michigan and represents a commitment to affirm the central value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nation’s communities, institutions and society.