Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is offering faculty and students up to $10,000 to promote social justice messages in their research and curriculum.
The Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve is offering undergraduates up to $2,500 to participate in social justice-related research projects. Likewise, graduate students conducting similar research can apply for grants worth up to $3,500.
Professors can also receive grant money up to $2,500 for promoting social justice themes in their curricula. Tenure-track and tenured professors can also pursue grants worth up to $10,000 to conduct social justice-themed research.
“Social justice is defined as eradicating systems of power and oppression with the purpose of advancing fairness and equality through the redistribution of resources and opportunities and exalting human dignity and respect,” the application for the grant reads.
The faculty head of Social Justice Institute at Case Western Reserve claimed that the funding for the grants comes directly from the university administration. She says the funding is consistent with the institute’s goals of promoting social justice politics within the university community.
“I definitely support it since I believe every university must have one if they are to be places where students not only receive the skills necessary for their field, but grow into moral citizens, moral not only in knowledge, but in action,” said Andrea Doe, a sophomore involved with Case Western Reserve’s Radical Student Union, who spoke to The College Fix’s Toni Airaksinen.
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