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UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement VOICE Grants

 The UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement has launched its VOICE (Valuing Open and Inclusive Conversation and Engagement) grant program. VOICE grants provide up to $5,000 in funding for current UC students, staff and faculty who are interested in conducting research or coordinating programs and activities that further the mission of the Center. The Center encourages projects that showcase collaboration between staff, faculty and/or students.  For more information, please see

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

The Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 Fellowship at The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program, administered by Howard University, that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Candidates must be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women and those with financial need.  Applicants with any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into exciting and rewarding careers representing the United States overseas.

CBSR Seed Grant Awards for Faculty and Graduate Students

The Center for Black Studies Research (CBSR) is pleased to announce the 2019–2020 winners for the CBSR Faculty Seed Grant Award and CBSR Graduate Student Seed Grant Award to support interdisciplinary research in Black Studies and/or Data Science with a focus on Black communities. Funds are competitive and limited. Our focus for this round of grants was on interdisciplinary research that aligned with the CBSR’s research priorities. These awards are funded through the kindness of the Vice Chancellor of the Office of Research at UCSB.

2019–2020 Grant Recipients

2019–2020 CBSR Faculty Seed Grant Awardees
Jeffrey C. Stewart, "Another University IS Possible"

Terrance Wooten, "Geospatial Clustering of Registered Sex Offenders in Maryland: An Intersectional Analysis"

2019–2020 CBSR Graduate Student Seed Grant Awardees
Matthew M. Harris, "Medicine for a Nightmare: Sun Ra, Metaphysical Religion, and the Black Radical Imagination, 1946–1961"

Matthew N. Giles, "Recruiting Community-Oriented Police Officers in White Police Departments Serving Black Communities"

2017–2018 Grant Recipients

Jamella Gow, “Re-imagined Communities: Culture, Nation, and Race within the Black Caribbean Diaspora,” $1,450

Katherine Matthews, “The Milwaukee Moment: Oppression, Policing, and Resistance in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” $900

Mireille Miller-Young, “Mandingo: Black Men, Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital,” $1,500

Jannie Scott, “Mapping Residential Mobility and Settlement among Migrants from Antioch Colony, Texas during the Era of the Great Migration,” $1,500

2016–2017 Grant Recipients

Kiley Guyton Acosta (Spanish and Portuguese), “Clave y Coro: Theorizing Race, Resistance and Rumba Epistemology in Revolutionary Cuba from Guaguancó to Hip-Hop,” $1,500

Stephanie Leigh Batiste (Black Studies and English), “Archives of Violence and Southern California Performance Culture,” $1,500

Nadège T. Clitandre and Claudine Michel (Global Studies/Black Studies), “The Haiti Sustainable Development Research Collaborative: The Carrefour-Feuilles Neighborhood Redevelopment Project,” $1,500

Dena Montague (Center for Black Studies Research), “NSBE Incubator Project,” $1,500

2015–2016 Grant Recipients

Sara Veronica Hinojos (Chicana and Chicano Studies), “'I Use Part Slang and Part Barrio Dats Cuz Down Here Dats the Language of the People': Black and Brown Language Politics in a 1970s Sitcom," $1,500

Laura Hooten (History with interdisciplinary emphasis in Black Studies), “'Mexico Offers Land to Members of Race: Los Angelinos in Little Liberia, the African American Colony in Baja," $1,435