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CBSR Small-Grant Program

The UCSB Center for Black Studies Research (CBSR) offers a Faculty and Scholars Grant Program and a Graduate Student Grant Program, issuing awards of up to $1,500 to enrich the quality of interdisciplinary research in Black studies, Afro-diasporic studies, and/or racial comparative scholarship in Black studies.
Applications for 2018–2019 now open! Submit proposals by Monday, April 16, 2018.

Calls for Proposals

Faculty and Scholars Grant Program 2018–2019
Graduate Student Grant Program 2018–2019

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