We are pleased to support high-quality undergraduate and graduate student research in the interdisciplinary fields of race, ethnicity, and immigration. This includes grants for faculty-directed research conducted by Penn undergraduates, fellowships for independent graduate and undergraduate student research, and conference and training grants for graduate students. Funded by the Turner Schulman Endowed Research Fund, calls for applications (CFAs) are issues twice per academic year. See current CFAs for deadlines for graduate student proposals. Undergraduate and faculty proposals are considered year-round and there is no deadline to apply.
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI)'s goal is to support cutting edge research and encourage the formation of collaborative research networks at Penn and beyond. Among its activities, CSERI hosts post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, offers funding for graduate and undergraduate student research, and supports workshops led by the Center’s affiliates.
Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement Among Latino Immigrants
The fight over immigration reform and immigrants’ rights in the U.S. has been marked by sharp swings in both public sentiment and official enforcement.
The Sanctuary City: Immigrant, Refugee, and Receiving Communities in Postindustrial Philadelphia
In The Sanctuary City, Domenic Vitiello argues that sanctuary means much more than the limited protections offered by city governments or churches