On April 22, 2019, U-M’s Sociology Department announced many of its students had won competitive fellowships for the 2019-2020 year, including Ford School joint-doctoral student Jasmine Simington. Simington is the recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Predoctoral Fellowship and the Ford Predoctoral Fellowship, both of which are three-year appointments.
The NSF Predoctoral Fellowship selects graduate students pursuing research-based degrees in NSF-supported disciplines (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). The Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs exist to “increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”
Simington, who completed her B.A. in sociology with honors distinction at Yale University in 2014, focuses her research on understanding how spatial inequalities impact socioeconomic well-being, drawing on her experience as a researcher for the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute.