Fellowships in Social Justice

Shaping Change

Working toward equal access to opportunity for all people through understanding and addressing the root causes of social injustice and developing innovative solutions

To achieve the Social Justice Institute's mission, we support innovative and synergistic research and scholarship.  To that end, the Institute has established a fund for seeding research that social justice work from humanistic inquiry to action research.  Members of the university community are encouraged to apply for our fellowships - to uniquely shape both the university's efforts to combat inequality and other local, national and global issues.

Deadline for 2019-2020 Proposals:  March 1, 2019

Undergraduate Fellowships

We invite applications from sophomore and junior students who are interested in carrying out academic research or designing and implementing a project connected to social justice in any discipline.  Download the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Research Grant - Call for Proposals for information about how to apply.  Fellowships of up to $2,000 may be awarded annually.

Graduate Fellowships

We invite applications from graduate students who are seeking funding to design and implement a project connected to social justice or to support research for their M.A. theses or Ph.D. dissertations.  Fellows will have the opportunity to carry out research or projects related to social justice in any discipline.  Download the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Research Grant - Call for Proposals for information about how to apply.  Fellowships of up to $3,500 may be awarded annually.

Faculty Research Grants

Funds are available for grants of $2,500 to $10,000 to tenured, tenure-track or other permanent faculty members who can demonstrate long-term commitment to social justice at CWRU.  The funds will support research connected to social justice in any discipline. The proposed research may use field-specific primary and/or secondary sources.  This may include research in archives and manuscript collections, artwork and musical scores, data collection and analysis, and examination of existing databases and literature. Download the 2019-2020 Faculty Research Grant - Call for Proposals for details. 

Contact the Social Justice Institute at 216.368.7568 or socialjustice@case.edu for more information.