Student Research and Engagement Fund (SREF)
Note: The Student Research and Engagement Fund is not currently active,
but we hope to continue it in the future. Below is information from
previous years, available for archival and informational purposes.
The Peace and Justice Studies Program fosters scholarship,
activism, and other forms of civic engagement through an
undergraduate major and Certificate that includes intensive
coursework and field experience. PJS believes a vital element
of learning includes the pursuit of independent work. The
Student Research and Engagement Fund (SREF) provides small grants
for PJS students to conduct and report on independent research and
engagement activities that are connected to their peace and justice
Students may apply individually ($1,500 max.) or in teams ($3,200 max.)
SREF awards may be used, but are not limited to support senior theses,
extend an internshipbeyond the end of a semester, complete travel during
semester breaks to conduct a study project, or participate in a social
justice initiative in the Boston area or well beyond. Awardees will
report on their completed projects at a public forum, and will produce a
written assessment of their project at that time.
A PJS faculty selection committee will review application submissions.
Preference for SREF awards is given to, but not limited to, PJS students
with demonstrated and documented financial need. Similarly, preference is
given to proposals that emerge from or are inspired by PJS courses and activities.
SREF was established in honor of a 2009 graduate of PJS in appreciation
for the guidance, support, and inspiration she experienced as a member of
the PJS community from 2005 to 2009.
The application deadline for the SREF funding cycle is April 29, 2011.
Projects must be completed, including the public forum and written report,
before Nov. 18, 2011. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply; all
applicants must meet the time period requirements. Team submissions will
include a jointly-written proposal, and individual application forms.
Download the SREF application