Prospective PhD graduate students interested in joining Blablablab
should apply to one of our affiliated programs. We typically
accept most students
though we occasionally will accept students who apply to the
Computer Science division
Current U-M graduate students of any program are welcome to email
about potential research collaborations. Blablablab is highly
interdisciplinary and we especially enjoy working with social
Current U-M undergraduates who want to do research during the
school year should contact the lab and describe a bit about their
background (e.g., have you done research before? what classes have
you taken? why do you want to research?) and what kind of project
they want to be on. Scanning our current list of publications
will give you a sense of what topics we research and can be a good
jumping off point for a new project. We often have a few spots
for the year for all levels of experience but please know we
expect at least 10 hours per week of research. Research takes
time and it will be difficult for you (or anyone) to make progress
with just a few hours per week.
Undergraduates interested for summer research opportunities
should look for an announcement sometime in the early to
mid-winter period with a description of the projects. We have
hosted lots of wonderful undergraduate students throughout the
summer. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to
contact us early, as we often can apply for special summer funding
opportunities (e.g., through
the B.A. Rudolph
to provide financial support for your summer stay.
We often have self-funded visiting students for the
summer and (rarely) during the academic year. In these cases,
usually the student has some prior research experience,
similar research interests, and (due to luck) there is a
current project going on in the Blablablab where they would be
a good fit. If you are a self-funded student who wants to
come join us for the summer, you should send an email in
February or March before the summer that
- Describes your research experience and state what
parts are relevant to the work going on in the Blablablab.
- Clearly states why you want to work in the Blablablab.
- Discusses what you want to get out of a summer research
experience and what you want to learn — this helps us
make sure that the trip is a success for you as well.
We don't consider self-funded visiting students as "free
labor" and strongly want to make sure that your stay is
productive and a success for your career goals.
We have no openings at this time for postdocs. :(