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Students: Apply for research funding from the Social Justice Institute

The Social Justice Institute is accepting proposals from undergraduate and graduate students for a fellowship opportunity to support work during the 2019-20 academic year. The funding can be used to carry out research or implement projects related to social justice in any discipline.

Social justice is defined as eradicating systems of power and oppression with the purpose of advancing fairness and equality through the redistribution of resources and opportunities, and exalting human dignity and respect.

Students seeking funding to support capstone work, an MA thesis or PhD dissertation research are encouraged to apply.

Awards of up to $2,000 (undergraduates) or $3,500 (graduate students) can be used for expenses associated with the research or project. Examples of allowable expenses include:

  • Airfare to the site of the research;
  • Housing costs at the site of the research;
  • Program supplies for projects;
  • Stipends to be paid to research participants/interviewees;
  • Printing costs for study-related materials; and
  • Data sets.

Applicants must submit a proposal by Friday, March 2.

Complete guidelines for the proposals can be found on the Social Justice Institute website. Questions should be directed to Social Justice Institute Administrator Lisa Kollins at