Graduate Student Fieldwork Grants on Human Rights & Inequality

The Summer 2023 application cycle is now closed.

The Rapoport Center offers grants to support summer fieldwork by UT graduate students researching human rights and social justice with a focus on inequality. We particularly encourage applications from graduate students at early stages in their program who are interested in doing exploratory fieldwork trips. Grants are limited to students pursuing a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

All methodologies and geographic focuses are welcome. We prioritize research that considers inequality in the context of work, climate change and environmental justice, peace, and reproductive justice and sexual rights. We are especially interested in applications from students whose projects explore the gendered and racialized dimensions of worker precarity, criminalization of pregnancy, care work, green jobs, degrowth, social reproduction and livelihoods, and innovative forms of worker organizing.

Awards will based on quality and fit and on condition that recipients submit a 2- to 5-page written report on the findingsand insights of their fieldwork. Recipients will also be expected to participate in a Fall mini-workshop as part of the Rapoport Center Graduate Affiliate Program.

Click here to learn more about current and past recipients and their work.