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Summer 2022 Social Impact Scholar: Black Futures Lab Remote Internship (EXTENDED deadline May 16)

Thank you to those who have submitted applications for the Summer 2022  Social Impact Scholar: Black Futures Lab Remote Internship. We have extended the application due date to Monday, May 16th.  If you have questions, please let us know.

# of positions: 2

Social Impact Scholar: Black Futures Lab Summer Remote Internship Call for Applications
Black Futures Lab Remote Internship position

A competitive ten week remote summer internship with Black Futures Lab (BFL) working to help identify and analyze policy as it impacts Black communities. Strong candidates must be currently engaged in projects and initiatives on and/or off campus that engage in the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project and Black Futures Lab (see below). 

The goal of this internship is to build mutually sustaining networks of collaboration between UCSD Black scholars, students, and community stakeholders and Black Futures Lab in pursuit of social and racial justice, and to reinvigorate historically vital connections in Black communities. 

This opportunity will provide student participants a stipend of $10,000 for the internship as part of the Division of Social Sciences’ Social Impact Scholars Program. The internship will run for a ten-week period from July 5 - September 6. (Note: These dates may shift slightly.) Interns are required to work 30 hours a week.

Black Futures Lab 

Black Futures Lab (BFL), founded by Alicia Garza ’02, UC San Diego Alumna and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network, works with Black people to transform Black communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally. To get there, Black Futures Lab works to understand the dynamics impacting Black communities; they build the capacity of Black communities to govern; and they engage and include Black people in the decisions that impact their lives. 

Black Studies Project @ UCSD 

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. Through its programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

The Internship 

Black Futures Lab seeks interns to conduct research and narrative work that will advance BFL’s policy work to improve social, economic and political conditions in Black communities across the United States. Building on the work that the Lab has done to identify policies that will improve the lives of Black communities, BFL interns will conduct research to identify innovative policy ideas and ways to unrig the rules of democracy, the economy, and our society. BFL interns may also participate in identifying best practices for methodologies that best collect needed information about our communities that can help to inform better policy making. Finally, BFL interns with communications interest and expertise will work with our team to collect impact stories from Black communities across the nation. Interns will work remotely. 

Essential Functions and Duties (including but not limited to): 

  • Demonstrated experience and interest in policy, political science, communications, community organizing, and/or activism.
  • Experience with basic research methodologies and analytical skills, with an ability to distill and communicate key findings in a cohesive, organized, and accessible manner. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Comfort with collaborating with internal team members across all levels of the
    organization. 

Who Should Apply: 

  • Students enrolled in any field or discipline within Arts, Humanities, STEM or Social Sciences with a commitment to transforming and improving the political power of Black communities. 
  • Registered UCSD undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. For summer employment, a student must have paid the prior spring quarter's UC San Diego student services fees or be a new fall quarter admit or readmit student. 
  • Applicants who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply 

Students who wish to be considered for this internship must submit the following materials: 

  • Resume 
  • College transcript (unofficial)
  • Short statement (250 word maximum) expressing why they are interested in the BFL internship 
  • Writing sample (up to 3 pages, double-spaced). This may be an assignment, or part of an assignment, that was written for a class. 
  • Name of a reference, preferably faculty, an administrator, or a current or past job or internship supervisor. References will not be required to submit a letter of recommendation, but they may be contacted by BSP or BFL. 

Students should submit their materials using this online form
https://bit.ly/2022-23-BFL-Remote-Internship

Applications may be submitted until the positions are filled, which should occur by June 26.

The Black Studies Project selection committee will send a maximum of five finalists to Black Futures Lab, which will make the final decision. Applicants may be contacted and/or interviewed during both phases of the selection process by BSP or BFL.

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Suggested timeline:

  • May 2 – Call for applications opens
  • Due Date Now Extended to May 16 – Applications due
  • May 20 – 1st round decisions by UCSD reviewers sent to BFL Team
  • May 30th – top two 2nd round candidates invited to BFL Staff Mtg
  • June 7 – Decisions; applicants notified
  • July 5 – Internship begins
  • September 6 – Internship completed

Please address questions to:  Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu  

2022 BSP Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants (Due: 5/26/22)

2022 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2022 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations/final projects that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter/a main focus in a creative project that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before December 30, 2022 and will not exceed $2500. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Applications are due no later than Thursday, May 26, 2022. Please complete the application form and submit your combined PDF application online here:

https://bit.ly/BSP-2022-GRADUATE-STUDENT-RESEARCH-AND-TRAVEL-GRANTS 

Please direct any questions to Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project:

bsp@ucsd.edu

Information about the grants can be found at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu/funding/index.html 

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and theme of importance to Black Studies
  • Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one combined pdf:

  1. One-page budget estimate
  2. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.

Summer 2022 GSR Award Program - Call for Faculty Proposals (Due 5/26/22)

Black Studies Project 
Summer 2022 GSR Award Program
Call for Faculty Proposals

The Black Studies Project is pleased to announce the Summer 2022 Graduate Student Researcher Award Program.  These awards are designed for two purposes.  They provide support for faculty to hire a graduate student to work with them for two months at 50%-100% time on ongoing research projects that materially advance the faculty member’s career.  Funds can be used to hire graduate students to assist with project development in any number of capacities.  These might include:

  • research and data collection
  • producing bibliographies, assistance with indexing or proofing manuscripts
  • assistance with grant applications, symposia development, etc.

These awards are also designed to provide UCSD graduate students with vital funding during the summer months and an opportunity to work closely with a faculty member in ways that provide mentorship opportunities and hone critical research skills.  

Awards will cover two months of summer GSR employment at 50% - 100% time (up to 40 hours of work per week).  Graduate students must be in good academic standing to be eligible for employment.  BSP will transfer funds to the faculty applicant’s home department and the home department will process hiring.  

The deadline to apply is May 26, 2022.  Applicants will be notified of the award the week of June 6th and funds will be transferred by June 30, 2022.  Applications should include the following and should be submitted online here:  

https://bit.ly/BSP-SUMMER-2022-GSR-AWARD  

  1. a brief description of the research project and an overview of the tasks that the GSR will be asked to work on (1-2 pages).  
  2. the name of the student who you would like to propose for the position.  Please specify if this student is eligible for additional summer 2022 GSR funding.

Priority will be given to untenured faculty applicants and for projects that advance the goals of the UCSD Black Studies Project.  Preference will also be given to applicants in departments where summer funding for graduate students is not provided through other funding packages.  

2022-23 Faculty Fellowship Applications (DUE 5/23/22)

2022-23 FACULTY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE MAY 23, 2022)

The Black Studies Project @ UCSD is soliciting applications for its 2022-23 Faculty Fellowships. BSP Faculty Fellowships are intended to help faculty make significant progress on a major research project by providing one course release up to $8,500 and the opportunity to share their work with an interdisciplinary cadre of colleagues in the field of Black Studies. Eligible applicants must be ladder-rank, Senate faculty conducting research in African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to scholarship that explicitly engages the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below).

In addition to advancing their research and/or writing, BSP Faculty Fellows are expected to participate in the 2022-23 BSP Faculty seminar. Each Faculty Fellow will be responsible for organizing two workshop sessions for participants to give and receive feedback, including one on their own work.  BSP will provide additional funding to pay travel and honoraria costs when relevant.  Faculty Fellows must be in residence during the fellowship term. While the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt him or her from service and advising responsibilities. The award only releases faculty from one course during the 2022-23 academic year; it does not provide release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement. 

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

Application Guidelines:

A complete application should include a combined PDF with the following materials:

  • Project description (1200 words maximum), including: 
      1. The significance and contribution to existing scholarship in Black Studies;
      2. Any engagement with Black Studies Project’s three areas of focus (Intersectional Analysis of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; Transnational and Diasporic Studies; Social Justice Movements);
      3. Your research and/or writing aims for the term of the fellowship.
  • Workshop proposal, including:
      1. A brief description of the specific work you plan to share with an interdisciplinary group of Black Studies scholars;
      2. Potential scholars on or off our campus who you would be interested in inviting to share their scholarship at the BSP Faculty seminar.
  • Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • An email from the applicant’s department chair, indicating approval of release time if an award is made sent to Katia Todorova, BSP Staff Coordinator, bsp@ucsd.edu

All applicants submit their materials by May 23, 2022 using this online form:
https://bit.ly/2022-23-BSP-Faculty-Fellowship  

Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of June 6th by email.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova 
Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project
bsp@ucsd.edu 

2022-23 Faculty Research Grant Program (Due 5/26/22)

Black Studies Project 
Faculty Research Grant Program
Call for Proposals

The Black Studies Project (BSP) at UC San Diego provides ongoing faculty research support in the amount of small grants of up to $4000.  

Awards will support projects undertaken during the current academic year (2021-22) or the next one (2022-23). Proposals should support work distinct from other grant-supported aspects of an applicant’s research. 

Proposals will be evaluated according to the potential for impact on an applicant’s research and professional advancement and the proposal’s alignment with BSP’s intellectual mission. Examples of topical areas supported include—but are not limited to—social or ethical issues and opportunities related to intersectional analyses of race, class, gender, and sexuality; transnational and African diasporic studies; and social justice movements. Projects that are beneficial to establishing or sustaining relationships with the broader San Diego and UC communities are encouraged. Likewise, projects that support teaching, mentorship, and/or efforts to enhance a thriving community of scholars and students who can connect with the Black Studies Project mission and aims will be considered.

Eligibility. Applicants must be internal UC San Diego faculty or research scientists. Applicants who receive funding agree to support the BSP community by attending two or more BSP events during the academic year.

Project Size. Grants are available to support research needs for up to $4000.  Some allowable expenses for project support include the following: honoraria for visiting speakers, allowable equipment costs, funding to support the hire of hourly undergraduate student assistants, costs associated with holding workshops and/or a small speaker series or conference on campus, research travel expenses. At this time, the Black Studies Project does not solicit applications to fund faculty salary or travel to academic conferences.

Dates. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis as funds are available. A new round of applications will be funded for applications submitted by May 26, 2022.   

How to Apply

Please submit a combined PDF online here:

https://bit.ly/2021-22-BSP-Faculty-Research-Grants

The description should include the following:

  • A title for the project
  • the names and affiliations of the proposing faculty or research scientists
  • a 300-500 word executive summary of the project
  • a brief explanation of how the project will further the applicant’s and BSP’s goals
  • a short budget and budget justification

Award Process.  After the review committee has awarded a grant, BSP will transfer the funds to the faculty or research scientist’s home department index by the end of the following month.

Reporting Process. A one-page report outlining the progress made on the research and how funds were spent is required within six months of receiving an award.   This report will be compiled as part of BSP’s annual submission to the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences, and the content may be used as part of BSP’s Annual Report. 

Questions about funding can be addressed to BSP co-directors: Professor Angela Booker a1booker@ucsd.edu or Professor Sara Johnson sejohn@ucsd.edu 

2022-23 Sara Clarke Kaplan Dissertation Fellowship (Due 5/23/22)

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES: 

CALL FOR 2022-23 SARA CLARKe KAPLAN DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE MAY 23, 2022) 

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2022-23 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,582.95 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2022-23 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.   

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.  

Eligible Recipients must be: 

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year 

2) Doctoral students who have an approved prospectus by notice of conferral of award (week of June 6th)

Application Materials: 

1. Application form (collected via Google Form) and requests the following:
    a. Your name, mailing address, email address
    b. Your department & year, committee members, title of project, and preferred quarter for fellowship
    c. Your advisor’s name and email (to confirm standing)
    d. Any guaranteed funding for 2022-23

2. A combined PDF containing the following
    a. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
    b. Curriculum vitae
    c. UCSD transcript (unofficial)

All applicants submit their materials by May 23, 2022 using this online form:
https://bit.ly/2022-23-BSP-Dissertation-Fellowship

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of June 6, 2022, by email.   

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY May 23, 2022.

Please address questions to: 

Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu 

2022-23 Sara Clarke Kaplan Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (Due 5/23/22)

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES: 

CALL FOR 2022-23 SARA CLARKE KAPLAN PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE MAY 23, 2022) 

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2022-23 Pre-doctoral Fellowships. This fellowship will complement the existing quarter-long fellowships for students well-advanced in the dissertation research and writing stage. Pre-doctoral fellowships provide support for one academic quarter to students in the earlier phases of dissertation project development. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,582.95 monthly stipend during the quarter of the fellow’s choice. Pre-doctoral awardees are expected to participate in the BSP graduate student seminar, which meets twice a quarter, for the full academic year of their fellowship. Fellows must have completed their first two years of coursework in good standing. We recognize that milestones for doctoral students vary across departments as do funding strategies to support students as they prepare to advance to candidacy. In that spirit, the pre-doctoral fellowship may support students in the qualifying stage or those who are in the early stages of launching dissertation studies. If you have questions about your eligibility for this fellowship, please contact us. Successful applications will involve research projects that show promise for a sustained and substantive engagement with Black Studies and/or Black communities in Africa and the African Diaspora. The goal of this fellowship is to provide PhD students with academic guidance and support during the crucial period of conceptualizing their research topic by providing them an intellectual cohort of students and faculty through which they can strengthen their foundational knowledge and hone their critical analysis in the field of Black Studies. Priority will be given to PhD students in departments where faculty in Black Studies are underrepresented, to provide them with a firm foundation in the field as they begin their dissertation planning and research.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.  

Eligible Recipients must be: 
1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year 
2) Doctoral students who have completed their first two years of coursework

Application Materials: 

1. Application form (collected via Google Form) and requests the following: 
    a. Your name, mailing address, email address
    b. Your department & year, committee members, title of project, and preferred quarter for fellowship
    c. Your advisor’s name and email (to confirm standing)
    d. Any guaranteed funding for 2022-23
2. A combined PDF containing the following
     a. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion 
     b. Curriculum vitae
     c. UCSD transcript (unofficial) 

All applicants submit their materials by May 23, 2022 using this online form:
https://bit.ly/2022-23-BSP-Pre-Doctoral-Fellowship

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified by email the week of JUNE 6th, 2022.   

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY MAY 23, 2022.

Please address questions to: 
Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu 

2022-23 The Dayo Gore BSP Postdoctoral Fellowship (Due 6/30/22)

The Dayo Gore BSP Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dear colleagues, 

Please help spread the word about our The Dayo Gore BSP Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2022-2023. The research areas may include fields and disciplines in the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, or STEM fields with a focus in Black Studies and/or Black communities in the African Diaspora. In this funding cycle we particularly look forward to supporting scholars addressing topics in one of the following three areas: 

• Work grounded in black feminist studies, gender studies, and/or queer studies
• Critical analyses at the intersection of black studies and STEM fields
• Analyses of historical periods pre-1900 that shed light on present-day concerns 

This is a residential postdoctoral fellowship. This position comes with full benefits through the University of California, San Diego, research funds, shared office space and work equipment. The actual appointment salary step will be based on previous postdoctoral experience. Fellows will work with a dedicated UCSD mentor, present their work in a public forum, and form part of the BSP intellectual community. The fellow will teach one practicum course for the UCSD Black Diaspora and African American Studies (BDAAS) major. ​ 

The job description and link to the application can be found athttps://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03146. 

2022-23 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Researcher Positions

The Black Studies Project (BSP) is looking to hire a three-quarter 50% GSR and a 25% GSR for the 2022-23 academic year. The 25% GSR position can be done for one, two or three quarters, and an applicant may not work more than a total of 50% time during the academic year. The positions come with some allocated summer funding.  The GSRs' responsibility will be to work with the BSP Co-Directors and Special Events Coordinator to plan, organize, coordinate and advertise virtual and in-person events.  These events include the Graduate Student seminar, special events with BSP Fellows, and on and off-campus speakers.

Familiarity with Black Studies scholarship required.  Graphic design experience for work on flyers and website updates preferred.  Experience with social media platforms and strong writing skills are also preferred. GSRs must be available to help with onsite event set ups and logistics.  

Please email a CV (2 pages max) as well as a brief letter of interest describing your experience relevant to the position to bsp@ucsd.edu with BSP GSR in the subject line.  Please specify if you are interested in one or both positions, and if applying only for the 25% GSRship, which quarter(s) you prefer. The deadline to submit all required documents is Friday, April 22nd by 5PM.  Notification of appointments will occur in early May.

Previous Calls

BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2021-22 DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE MAY 21, 2021)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2021-22 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,507.67 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2021-22 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.  

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year

2) Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline

Application Materials:

  1. Application form (Click Here)
  2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
  5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (bsp@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of June 7th, 2021, by email.  

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY May 21st, 2021.

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2021-22 PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE MAY 21ST, 2021)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2021-22 Pre-doctoral Fellowships. This fellowship will complement the existing quarter-long fellowships for students well-advanced in the dissertation research and writing stage. Pre-doctoral fellowships provide support for one academic quarter to students in the earlier phases of dissertation project development. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,507.67 monthly stipend during the quarter of the fellow’s choice. Pre-doctoral awardees are expected to participate in the BSP graduate student seminar, which meets twice a quarter, for the full academic year of their fellowship. Fellows must have completed their required coursework, but not yet successfully defended their dissertation prospectus. Successful applications will involve research projects that show promise for a sustained and substantive engagement with Black Studies and/or Black communities in Africa and the African Diaspora. The goal of this fellowship is to provide PhD students with academic guidance and support during the crucial period of conceptualizing their research topic by providing them an intellectual cohort of students and faculty through which they can strengthen their foundational knowledge and hone their critical analysis in the field of Black Studies. Due to the low number of faculty on campus that engage in this field, priority will be given to PhD students in departments where faculty in Black Studies are underrepresented, to provide them a firm foundation in the field prior to beginning their dissertation planning and research.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2021-22 academic year

2) Doctoral students who have completed their required coursework

Application Materials:

  1. Application form (Click Here)
  2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
  5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (bsp@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of JUNE 7TH, 2021, by email.  

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY MAY 21, 2021.

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT (BSP @ UCSD)

ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT: 2021-22 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before November 1st, 2021 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Applications are due no later than Friday, April 23, 2021. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and theme of importance to Black Studies
  • Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one pdf:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [Click here to access the Cover Sheet
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2020-21 DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DEADLINE EXTENDED - DUE MAY 22, 2020)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2020-21 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,434.61 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2020-21 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.  

Black Studies Project @ UCSD

Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies. 

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2020-21 academic year

2) Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline

Application Materials:

  1.  Application Form
  2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
  5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair  

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (bsp@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance: Fellowship recipients will be notified the week of June 8, 2020, by email.  

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY May 22, 2020.

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova, Staff Coordinator Black Studies Project, bsp@ucsd.edu

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT (BSP @ UCSD)

ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT: 2020-21 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before November 1st, 2020 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Applications are due no later than Monday, April 6, 2020. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Information about the Travel Grant cover sheet can be found atTravel Grant Cover Sheet Form

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and theme of importance to Black Studies
  • Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one pdf:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2019-20 DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE 5/10/19)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2019-20 Dissertation Fellowships. BSP Dissertation Fellowships are intended to provide one summer and/or one academic quarter of support to students in the dissertation research or writing stages of their doctoral program. Each award includes fees, benefits, and a $2,250 monthly stipend for one academic quarter of the awardee’s choice. Fellowship recipients are expected to participate in all meetings of the 2019-20 BSP graduate student seminar, which meets approximately twice per quarter. Eligible applicants may be in any discipline, but supported research should be situated within African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to projects that engage the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below), as well as to students without other sources of funding.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD
Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative and innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.

Eligible Recipients must be:

1) Registered UCSD graduate students, enrolled for the 2019-20 academic year
2) Doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy by the application deadline

Application Materials:
1. Application form 
2. Project description (no more than 1200 words), including timetable for completion
3. Curriculum vitae
4. UCSD transcript (unofficial)
5. 1 faculty letter of recommendation from committee member, preferably from the applicant's committee chair

All applicants must send items 1-4 as one single PDF to Katia Todorova (ektodorova@ucsd.edu). Letters of recommendation should be sent to Ms. Todorova directly.

Notification and Acceptance:
Fellowship recipients will be notified on Monday, June 3, 2019, by email.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, MAY 10th,
2019 @ 5:00 PM PST

Please address questions to:
Katia Todorova
Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project
ektodorova@ucsd.edu

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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT @ UCSD ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR 2019-20 FACULTY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS (DUE 5/10/19)

We are pleased to announce that UC San Diego’s Black Studies Project is soliciting applications for its 2019-20 Faculty Fellowships. BSP Faculty Fellowships are intended to help faculty make significant progress on a major research project by providing one course release up to $8,000 and the opportunity to share their work with an interdisciplinary cadre of colleagues in the field of Black Studies. Eligible applicants must be ladder-rank, Senate faculty conducting research in African American, African, and/or African Diaspora Studies. Preference will be given to scholarship that explicitly engages the critical themes and key questions of the Black Studies Project (see below).
 
In addition to advancing their research and/or writing, BSP Faculty Fellows are expected to participate in the 2019-20 BSP Faculty workshop for scholarly works in progress. Each Faculty Fellow will be responsible for organizing two workshop sessions for participants to give and receive feedback, including one on their own work. Faculty Fellows must be in residence during the fellowship term. While the award releases the recipient from teaching responsibilities, it does not exempt him or her from service and advising responsibilities. The award releases faculty from one course offered during the 2019-20 academic year; it does not provide release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement.

Black Studies Project @ UCSD
Black Studies Project (BSP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional formation for collaborative an innovative research, intellectual exchange, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies. By convening faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates from across campus and throughout the UC system, BSP creates opportunities for expansive and trenchant conversations at the intersections of Black feminist and queer studies, transnational and Diasporic studies, and the study of Black social movements. Through our programming, research funding, and sponsored intellectual collaborations, BSP explores how contemporary social, political, cultural, and economic shifts in the US and globally require scholars, community activists, and campus leaders to collectively reimagine the field of Black Studies.

Application Guidelines:
A complete application should include:

  1. Project description (1200 words maximum), including:
    1. The significance and contribution to existing scholarship in Black Studies;
    2. Any engagement with Black Studies Project’s three areas of focus (Intersectional Analysis of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality, Transnational and Diasporic Studies, Social Justice Movements);
    3. Your research and/or writing aims for the term of the fellowship.
  2. Workshop proposal, including:
    1. A brief description of the specific work you plan to share with an interdisciplinary group of Black Studies scholars;
    2. Potential scholars who you would be interested in inviting to share their scholarship at the BSP Faculty Workshop.
  3. Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  4. Letter from the applicant’s department chair, indicating approval of release time if an award is made and attesting to the timeliness of writing seminar and course release in helping applicant to complete the project in order to further their career goals.

All materials should be sent to Katia Todorova (ektodorova@ucsd.edu). Fellowship recipients will be notified on Monday, June 3, 2019, by email.

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 PM PST

Please address questions to:
Katia Todorova
Staff Coordinator, Black Studies Project
ektodorova@ucsd.edu
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BLACK STUDIES PROJECT (BSP @ UCSD)
ALL GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO

SUBJECT: 2018-19 Black Studies Project Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

Due: Monday, March 18, 2019

The Black Studies Project is currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research and travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research must examine some element of the black experience and/or the social, political, cultural, or economic factors that have shaped conceptions of blackness in relation to racialized structures and phenomena. Although preference will be given to dissertations that center such questions and themes, applications will be accepted from any project that contains at least one chapter that falls under the category of Black Studies.

Awards are intended for research travel before October 4, 2019 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds may be used for travel, accommodations, meals, research assistance, copies, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices. Applications are due no later than PM Monday, March 18, 2019. Please send all application materials and any questions to Katia Todorova at bsp@ucsd.edu.

Information about the grants and the Travel Grant cover sheet can be found athttps://bsp.ucsd.edu

Criteria for Selection:

  • A research project that will increase knowledge about topics and themes of importance to Black Studies
  •  Intellectual originality and breadth
  • Clarity and strength of the research plan, design and methodology

Students must submit the following information in one PDF:

  1. Travel Grant Cover Sheet [at: https://bsp.ucsd.edu]
  2. One-page budget estimate
  3. Project description (no more than 1000 words), including timetable, itinerary and other sources of financial support for which applicant has applied
  4. Resume or curriculum vitae

Black Studies Project @ UCSD is a non-departmental center exploring new ways to institutionalize a dynamic and sustainable formation for collaborative cross-campus research, seminars, public programming, and student engagement in the field of Black Studies.