Food insecurity is something that Drew Bonner, a second-year sociology PhD student at George Mason University, experienced before he knew what to call it. Bonner’s interest in understanding food access was piqued during his AP human geography class in his junior year of high school, when the class studied food deserts, areas where access to affordable and high quality fresh food is limited.
Please make your students aware that the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is now accepting applications for the Dean’s Challenge Awards for 2023. These awards acknowledge exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled while making academically challenging choices. Recipients receive a stipend, funded by generous donations from friends of the college, to help with their educational expenses.
The Center for Social Science Research is pleased to announce that two of our partner-based initiatives, The Summer Institute in Anti-Racist and Decolonizing Research https://cssr.gmu.edu/initiatives/revolutionizing-research-for-social-change-workshop
and the Youth Research Council https://cssr.gmu.edu/initiatives/yrc
have been awarded a $50,000 seed grant from Mason’s Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence (ARIE) Task Force for 2023. The Summer Institute and Youth Research Council were launched in the 2021-2022 academic year by co-directors Meagan Call-Cummings (CEHD), Amy Best (CHSS) and Khaseem Davis (Executive Director of the Early Identification Program). The PI for the ARIE grant is Meagan Call-Cummings. The Leadership Team for the Summer Institute is Meagan Call-Cummings, Amy Best, Khaseem Davis, Sharell Hassell-Goodman, Rob Graham with graduate student J. Orisha (Sociology).
The Center for Humanities Research is now accepting applications for Summer 2023 faculty research grants. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to support humanities-related research. Applications due April 3.
The Office of Research Innovation and Economic Impact and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is delighted to announce the results of the 2022 ARIE Seed Funding Initiative. The ARIE seed funding emerged as one of the recommendations from the ARIE Task Force’s Research Committee to support research, scholarship and creative activities addressing the myriad issues on the theme of anti-racism and inclusive excellence. Such research, scholarship and creative activities continue to drive our commitment to be a national leader in anti-racism and inclusive excellence.
The interdisciplinary Youth Research Council works with Mason’s Early Identification Program to invite students to investigate social issues of their choosing, using the tools of community-based research.