University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Activist Research Grant Initiative

2014 Activist Research Grant Initiative applications are open! Interested students can access the application here.

Summer research grants are awarded to fulltime UT graduate students whose research projects serve as direct political engagement. Activist Research is defined as a scholarly project that advances social justice in collaboration with a community-based partner (organizations, coalitions or other community-based entities). For the purpose of this grant, such collaborations may be carried out locally, nationally or internationally.

The Activist Research Grant Initiative is sponsored through a consortium of the SJI, the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute for Latin America, the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Gender and Women’s Studies. As such, priority will be given to research that addresses the thematic concerns of one or more of these centers.

Activist Research Grant Recipients

Naya Jones, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography and the Environment
Collaboration with Cooperation Texas
Black Youth, Food, and Gentrification: An Austin, Texas Case Study

Read Naya’s update on her project here.

Tony Macias, MA Student, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Remembering as Resistance? Collective Memory in an Anti-Mining Movement in Oaxaca, Mexico

Read Tony’s update on his project here.

Shanya Cordis, MA/Ph.D. Candidate, Departments of Anthropology, Native American & Indigenous Studies
Spaces of Belonging: Indigeneity and Diaspora in Guyana

Read Shanya’s update on her project here.