The Rutgers English Diversity Institute (REDI) is a week-long program held on the flagship campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. REDI is designed to encourage current students and recent graduates from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider graduate study in English-language literature.
At REDI, students will learn about the different subfields in English and American literature from Rutgers University faculty who are defining voices in these fields. REDI activities will include seminars, lectures, workshops on applying for graduate school and on digital resources in literary studies, a trip to a research library, and a cultural excursion to New York City. Current Rutgers English graduate students will supervise REDI students and offer advice and assistance regarding the graduate school application process, both informally and as part of a formal application workshop.
Rutgers University and REDI will cover travel and living expenses for the duration of the program. The dozen or so students chosen from a national pool of applicants will each receive a $750 stipend for participating in the program.