Black Lives Matter Research Scholarship

The School of Social Sciences is responding to anti-Blackness by offering a Black Lives Matter Research Scholarship. We are committed to facilitating a learning environment that promotes student opportunities to examine issues related to Black lives. This initiative will help undergraduate students leverage their research in advancing the understanding of Black experiences. All majors in the School of Social Sciences are invited to apply!

Application Requirements:

  • Projects must be guided by a faculty
  • A short proposal will be required
    • Proposal must:
      • have a clear objective
      • address a need or social problem
      • outline purpose and clear RQs
      • explain the research design
      • provide IRB application number (if available)
  • A detailed budget and timeline must be included
  • A student statement must also accompany the application
    • The statement must outline the student’s leadership in addressing anti-Blackness

Please submit only one proposal per project, regardless of the number of student researchers. Funding for each project will vary based on the funding requested and funds available.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled student in an undergraduate major in the School of Social Sciences at UCI during the academic year.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants (including incoming freshmen) must submit unofficial transcripts with your application.

Award Amount: $100-500

Application Period: January 1, 2024 - April 15, 2024

Online Application: Apply Now


Past Recipients:

2022: Jalen Jones (Psychology)

2021: Camile Edwards

2021: Michelle Thomas

2021: Michelle Wei




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