Exploring U-M’s Opportunities Around the World


FIGURE Network

The University of Michigan welcomes research participation by students of the FIGURE Network.  FIGURE is the acronym for “Training in Engineering in Research Oriented Universities”.  The Network includes 25 French universities accredited to deliver Cursus Master en Ingénierie degrees.  U-M Research opportunities exist in:

College of Literature Science and Arts

Biophysics.  All faculty in Biophysics welcome FIGURE Scholars. See: https://lsa.umich.edu/biophysics/people/core-faculty.html for a list of faculty.

Chemistry.  Most faculty in Chemistry have research opportunities for FIGURE scholars. See https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/mi-associates/figure-network/ for details.

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB). The EEB faculty who have research opportunities for FIGURE include:

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). Several faculty in MCDB are particularly interested in hosting FIGURE Scholars:

Statistics. All faculty in Statistics welcome FIGURE Scholars. See: https://lsa.umich.edu/stats/people/faculty.html for a list of faculty.

College of Engineering

FIGURE Network Scholars are invited to participate in a wide range of research projects across the College of Engineering. Representative projects can be found in our listing of summer research opportunities:


Note that FIGURE Scholars need not restrict their participation to the summer.  Any questions can be directed to the links on the research project page or to Ms. Jeanne P. Murabito (murabito@umich.edu).

School of Information

Faculty from across the School of Information welcome FIGURE Network scholars. Please consult https://www.si.umich.edu/research/umsi-research-areas for research areas. Any question can be directed to the links shown there, or to Prof. Elizabeth Yakel (yakel@umich.edu).

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