Davis Center Social Justice Opportunities

Racial Justice Opportunities

Racial Justice Summer Opportunity Grants

The Racial Justice Summer Opportunity Grants provide a flexible opportunity for students to define how to advance racial justice initiatives. Projects and opportunities may include internships, research projects, partnerships with community-based organizations, summer courses, art projects, community service, conference attendance, and other opportunities, provided that the specific focus is on racial justice experiences, issues, and expressions.

Funding is available for a maximum of 8 weeks of the summer (maximum funding $3,800) or for shorter projects. Summer 2021 projects must be consistent with on-going Covid-19 restrictions, and must be carried out within the United States (a Williams Human Resources restriction). These grants are not available to graduating seniors.

Application deadline: April 26, 2021

Social Justice Opportunities

Dively Summer Opportunity Grants

The Dively Summer Opportunity Grants provide students with an opportunity to engage with a broad range of issues related to gender, sexuality, and intersectionality. Opportunities may include internships, summer courses, art projects, community service endeavors, research, conference attendance, etc., which place a specific focus on LGBTQ+ experiences, issues, and expressions.

Funding is available for a maximum of eight weeks of the summer ($3,800 maximum) or for shorter projects. Summer 2021 projects must be consistent with on-going Covid-19 restrictions, and must be carried out within the United States (a Williams Human Resources restriction). These grants are not available to graduating seniors.

Application deadline: April 19, 2021

Community Engagement Fellows

The Community Engagement Fellows are a Davis Center trained, peer-to-peer diversity education group. The DC Community Engagement Fellows work closely with the DC staff and are part of the Davis Center’s effort to provide education for the campus on issues of identity, power, and privilege in order to build a more inclusive community. 

Attention to racial justice is infused throughout all dimensions of CEF’s responsibilities, which include a capstone project that CEF’s can define to focus on racial justice work. CEF’s work 8 to 10 hours during the semesters.