Social Justice Institute offers faculty and student fellowship opportunities

The Social Justice Institute will offer fellowships for faculty and students: Faculty Fellowships for Social Justice Course Redesign (undergraduate courses) and Social Justice Student Fellowships (for research/projects).

Student Fellowships

Sophomores, juniors and graduate students are invited to apply for a fellowship opportunity during the 2012-13 academic year to carry out research or projects related to social justice, which can be in any discipline. A total of four awards will be made: two to undergraduate students in the amount of $1,500 and two to graduate students in the amount of $2,500. The awards, to be distributed in two increments, should be used for expenses associated with the conduct of the project or research. Successful applications will be selected by a subcommittee of the CWRU Social Justice Institute. Awards will be announced in August.

Questions regarding the student fellowship program or the preparation of applications should be directed to Sana Loue at 368.3743 or

Applications should be submitted by Monday, April 30, to SJU administrator Shelley White at

For complete details on student fellowships, click here.

Faculty Fellowships

The Social Justice Institute invites applications from faculty members who wish to redesign an undergraduate course currently in the curriculum to include a significant focus on social justice. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $2,000 to be spent on travel, materials, and/or research assistance needed for course re-design.

Applicants must be regular faculty members who are tenured or in the tenure track. The award must be used during the summer or fall of 2012 for materials and/or research assistance needed to re-design an existing course that the applicant teaches or has previously taught. The applicant must plan to teach the re-designed course during the spring of 2013 or the 2013-14 academic year.

All redesigned courses must carry the SJUS designation, either as a principal or “slash” designation, thus indicating that it is suitable for inclusion as part of the proposed CWRU Social Justice minor program. Award decisions will be based upon how well the application demonstrates the applicant’s ability and commitment to re-design an existing course to reflect the SJI curricular mission and criteria.

Please note that the Social Justice Institute’s approval of the budget is only on the basis of its appropriateness in relation to the project and should not be taken as implying that the items conform to all the rules of the university.

The application (including proposal, budget and curriculum vitae) must be submitted via email to by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Questions may be directed to Shelley White, SJI Administrator, at 368.7568 or

For complete details on the faculty fellowships, click here.