The Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg and Family Depression Center's membership bridges connections between disciplines, facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations that are central to our mission to lower the burden of depression and bipolar disorders.

Faculty and learners from across the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges contribute their knowledge and expertise toward our goal of accelerating high-impact research that leads to improved mental health outcomes across our communities.

Membership Benefits

  • Participation in an interdisciplinary community of University of Michigan faculty and learners conducting depression and mental health-related research.
  • Access to initiatives, services and resources provided through the Research Innovation Core, Data & Design Core, Mobile Technologies Core, and Outreach & Education programs.
  • Funding opportunities, exclusive to center members.
  • Grant writing support and grant-finding services.
  • Priority access to Center leadership.
  • Opportunities to serve in leadership roles, participate in shared-interest affinity groups, attend and present at research seminars and workshops.
  • Promotion of research findings and publications via website, public relations, internal and external newsletters and other communication channels.
  • Member-specific newsletters that include funding opportunities, research news, updates on available resources and more.
  • Membership profile for faculty: includes a professional bio, recent news mentions, research areas of focus, and relevant affiliations. Website listing for learners, including bio.
  • Targeted career development opportunities.

Membership Criteria


  • An active primary faculty appointment in a University of Michigan department and locally based at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint).
  • A track record of or potential for independent, first-author research.
  • Willingness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations related to the Center’s mission.


  • Current enrollment in a University of Michigan graduate, doctoral, or post-graduate training program at one of the three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint).
  • Interest in participating in interdisciplinary collaborations related to the Center’s mission.
  • Annual renewal of membership in the fall of each year.

Applications are reviewed by Center leadership on a rolling basis. 

If you have any questions about our membership, please contact our Member Engagement & Events Manager, Conni Harrigan