Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship in Community-based Research
Call for Applications
Community-based Research Initiative
Newkirk Center for Science & Society
Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:59 PM
Through a generous gift from Martha and Jim Newkirk, the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society is now soliciting applications from UCI graduate students from all disciplines for graduate student fellowships. Newkirk Graduate Student Fellows partner with community-based organizations to produce and analyze scientific knowledge for the benefit of society. An integral part of the Center’s Community-based Research Initiative, the fellowship offers graduate students a year of training and experience in community-based research with the goal of spanning boundaries between the University and community organizations to collaboratively address urgent social and environmental problems including air and water quality, racial and ethnic inequality and exclusion, and their intersections.
We define community based research as a process of inquiry that centers those most impacted by social and environmental problems, promotes collaboration, challenges historical and on-going structural inequalities, disrupts extractive research practices, attends to relationships, and draws on anti-oppressive theories, methods, and movements to encode justice into knowledge production. We practice CbR as a way to bring community expertise and technical/scientific expertise together to respond to complex contemporary problems.
We invite applications from graduate students in all academic units across campus. Fellows will form a multidisciplinary cohort of 10 graduate students for the 2020-2021 year. Fellows will be awarded a $7,000 fellowship and will be able to submit receipts for allowable research expenses (e.g. travel to local meetings, required books, etc.) up to $300. Fellows will spend an average of 10 hours per week on project-related activities. Fellows are not employees.
To apply, please see the PDF of the application here.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.