Graduate Student Fieldwork Grants on Reproductive Justice, Environmental Justice, & Peace

The application cycle for Summer 2024 is now open. All applications must be submitted by March 31st, 2024.

The Rapoport Center is offering four grants of up to $2500 to support summer fieldwork by UT graduate students researching human rights and social justice. The grant program is designed to facilitate exploratory research touching on the thematic priorities of the Rapoport Center’s Sissy Farenthold Fund for Peace and Social Justice. We particularly encourage applications from graduate students at early stages in their research projects. Current UT graduate students who will be enrolled in the 2024-2025 academic year are eligible to apply. There is a strong preference for applications by students pursuing a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field.

We prioritize research that is relevant to one or more of Farenthold Fund’s thematic priorities: Reproductive Justice, Environmental Justice, and Peace. These thematic areas are broadly construed and include many types of scholarly interventions. All methodologies and geographic focuses are welcome.

Awards are based on quality of the application and fit of the project with the thematic priorities. Grantees must submit a 5-page written report on the findings and insights of their fieldwork to be published on the Rapoport Center website. Grantees will also be expected to participate in a presentation of their findings for the UT community in Fall 2024.

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


Please submit the following in .pdf form via our online application system.

  • CV;
  • Project Description, laying out your research questions and planned fieldwork, their relation to the thematic priorities above (up to 1,000 words);
  • Any other funding that you have applied for;
  • Itemized budget; and
  • A letter of recommendation from your Faculty Advisor confirming their support of your fieldwork project.

Please note: Letters of recommendation can also be submitted directly via email to Caroline Hahn at