Call for Applications: Education and Social Justice International Summer Research Fellowships 2022

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) together announce a call for applications for the 2022 Education and Social Justice (ESJ) Summer Fellowship. All Georgetown undergraduate students, including at GU-Qatar, are welcome to apply.

ESJ offers up to four research fellowships to undergraduates to conduct field-based research on local, context-based initiatives at the intersection of education and social justice, often supported by Jesuit or other religious communities. While the fieldwork is only three weeks, the research fellowship is one year. Each fellow is expected to contribute a significant portion of the summer to data analysis and writing.

Starting in spring 2022, fellows submit an IRB application, train in interview techniques, and prepare for field-based research in their specific sites through the 1-credit Pass/Fail course, UNXD 230 Education and Social Justice Research Methods. During three weeks of summer fieldwork, fellows conduct between 12 and 20 interviews and receive a 1-credit tuition scholarship to take UNXD 231 Education and Social Justice Fieldwork. In the fall semester, after completing data collection, fellows take UNXD 232: Digital Scholarship through which they create an engaging long-story digital report of their research. Fellows present their research in a public forum and their final reports are digitally published. The research fellowship covers travel, lodging, meals, and includes a $1,500 award.

Competitive applicants should be in strong academic standing and show specific interest in international education research. Adaptability and flexibility are important characteristics, as fellows are typically placed in contexts with simple accommodations and sparse comforts. Serious applicants should visit the project webpage to read past fellows’ reports and watch their research presentations

How to Apply in Fall 2021 for the 2022 Fellowship

The link to the Google Form application will open on Friday, September 24, 2021.

For a view only Google Doc of the application, click here.

For 2022: Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 around the globe, we hope to have a mix of domestic and global in-person placements (only for vaccinated Hoyas) and global virtual placements depending on public health protocols for fieldwork in Summer 2022. 

Applications are due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, October 29, 2021. No late applications can be accepted.

Finalist interviews will be held in November 2021; finalists are required to submit a writing sample and a scan of their passport. Applicants must be in good academic standing and enrolled in Spring 2022. Applicants can not be studying abroad in Spring 2022 but they can be studying abroad during Fall 2021 or Fall 2022. The 2022 Education and Social Justice Research fellows will be announced in early December 2021. GU-Qatar students are invited to apply. 

Serious applicants are highly encouraged to attend a Zoom information session on: Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00pm ET; or Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00am ET. Please contact csjresearch@georgetown.edu for the Zoom link.

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