Information session today, Feb. 22: JHU Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Awards

JHU's Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration invites proposals from across JHU for Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Awards. While the 19th Amendment barred states from denying voting rights based on sex, it failed to address the broad disenfranchisement of large numbers of Americans, notably Black Americans. These awards will support student research studying structural inequalities related to gender and race to help us to understand our history and promote democracy, inclusion, and empowerment.

Proposals will be prioritized that have a clear tie to the topic of gender and/or racial studies and that describe ways that this work promotes democracy, inclusion, and empowerment, whether directly or indirectly. Topics may be historical or contemporary. Those with an intersectional focus will be prioritized, but efforts that focus solely on gender or solely on race will also be considered. Such work can have a national focus, but applications that address local communities, both within the institution but also in the greater Baltimore and Washington, DC areas, are encouraged.

The award will provide $5,000 per individual or team project with a one-year duration. All projects, whether individual or teams, must have a project mentor. Awardees will be expected to meet with the project mentor regularly, participate in three research roundtables, and produce a poster for presentation at the March 2022 Gender and Racial Justice Scholars Research Colloquium.

All applications will be evaluated by a panel including members of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee and representatives from each Johns Hopkins division.

Additional details are available on the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration website.

There will be an information session today, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. ET. Please email to receive the Zoom link.