Call for Undergraduate Individual Study (2016-2017)


The SJRC will host up to 4 Individual Study students to collaborate on research papers and proposals as well as Center events and programming for the academic year. Students can also work on senior thesis projects related to Center Themes (Genomics, Data Justice, Climate Justice) and/or assist SJRC Graduate Training Program Fellows in planning and organizing events. The Individual Study course, can range from 2-5 units, be independent or group and will include directed readings, guided independent and collaborative research and project planning.

Interested in the Intersections of Science and Justice?

Want to Develop Collaborative Research or Public Events?  


Available Fall 2016

Just Data – assist in editing and analyzing transcripts from the Just Data meeting.

Diversity and Equity in STEM – assist with research on current individual and institutional leaders, model programs within the UC system and beyond, conduct a literature review on best practices, available curricula or training modules, assist with conducting informational interviews with key institutional leaders in the field

Third Street Project – assist with research on current community organizations and past story-telling or history exhibits in Bay View Hunter’s Point, conduct historical research on key buildings and institutions along the Third St. corridor (e.g. Genentech Hall, UCSF Mission Bay Complex, Illumina, Bay View Opera House, South East Health Clinic, New Generations Clinic, Building 80 at SFGH), assist in developing interview protocol and media release for digital story-telling and photo-voice project, conduct research on the history of labor relations at UCSF and UC Medical Centers, assist in creating a web-presence for the Third St. Collaborative.


Available Winter / Spring 2017

Fair Healthcare Pricing Project – help with assembling a literature review on healthcare pricing, financial literacy and medical debt in the U.S., conduct historical research on the Orphan Drug Act, assist in developing a pilot interview-based research protocol.

Find ways undergraduates can get involved in Science and Justice research. Apply no later than the Monday of Week 1 and email a writing sample to

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