Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

The Graduate Student of Color Summer Research Award

Event Date: Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Sponsored by: The Cross Cultural Center and the Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP)

Only Graduate Students are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

The Cross Cultural Center and the Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP) is pleased to announce summer travel/research awards for hxstorically underrepresented graduate students of color at UC Davis. We invite applications for research projects that examine questions of marginalization, promote social, racial and/or environmental justice, or engaged community-based public scholarship.

Funding may be used for research related expenses such as: travel, materials, and/or living expenses for research-based writing.

Application deadline: Friday, June 2nd

Award Announcement: Monday, June 12th

Funding Disbursed: by Friday, June 30th

Award amount: $500-$1,000

Who can Apply

UC Davis graduate students completing their terminal degrees (MA, MS, PhD and MFA) at any stage in their graduate studies.
Must graduate no earlier than December 2017

How to Apply

Submit the following using Submittable-

Budget (1 page)
CV (no more than 2 pages)
Proposal (750 word max)
Proposals should address the following: (1) How does your research and/or academic goals advance the mission of the CCC and SRRC (empowering or supporting hxstorically underrepresented people/communities and advancing our collective mission for community empowerment and social justice)? (2) In what ways will this grant help you achieve your goals? (3) How will this grant support your retention?

Review and Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the CCC/SRRC selection committee, and evaluated based on the following criteria:

Significance of research project to issues of social justice and empowerment of historically marginalized communities
Feasibility and appropriateness of proposed plan of summer research or writing
Discussion of how the summer award will support student’s retention and success
Potential to contribute to racial and social justice

For more information please contact: Jeanelle Hope,

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