Faculty Research Grants

Faculty Summer Research Grants are available to support proposed or ongoing human rights-related scholarship (applied or traditional) by an SJSU faculty member. Research projects should be explicitly related to human rights and should in some way contribute to human rights reporting or to the realization of human rights practice anywhere in the world.

To apply for the next round of grants, please look out for solicitations and updates here in spring 2023.

2022 Awardees

Gordon Douglas (Urban Planning, IMS) received a full summer research grant ($6K) for his comparative research on homeless encampments between San Francisco, CA and Jakarta, Indonesia.  This research will contribute to the 2023 SVPI and ongoing research and campaigns regarding social housing and other housing solutions in California. 

Judith Randle (Justice Studies) received a mini grant ($3K) to complete the third/final component of her study on the impacts of AB 2147, a policy meant to provide relief and employment benefits to incarcerated populations battling California wildfires.  This research to provide a new data point for the 2023 SVPI (that we would like to focus on lives of the incarcerated), and add to our body of work regarding criminal justice reform in the state.

Tanya Bakhru (WGSS/SISS) received a mini grant ($3K) to complete her book project, Reproductive Justice, Adoption, and Foster Care.  Some of this research/data will contribute to another potential new data point for the 2023 SVPI on reproductive access and gendered inequalities (already a focus).  Further, Dr. Bakhru will be participating in the upcoming HRI Reproductive Justice event series fall 2022.