Want to explore ways to integrate justice into your research, teaching or curriculum?
Have you come across a justice concern within your scientific research and want to talk through the possible implications?
Want to re-work a course syllabi to address justice concerns?
With the Science & Justice community exploring questions of the relationships between science, society and justice, new perspectives and questions are always welcome.
Have an idea for a public talk or presentation? Tell us about it.
Becoming Affiliated with the Center
Taking advantage of the open and diverse community of UC Santa Cruz, the Science & Justice Research Center (SJRC) affiliates with faculty whose research questions the many relationships between science and society. The SJRC aims to cultivate a community of students, educators, scholars and administrators who contribute to the UCSC Core Values and the UCSC Community of Principles by integrating justice into their own research, teaching and mentorship, and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment to address unlearning and learning processes emerging in every lab, conference room, class, discipline and generation. Science & Justice invites you to list your relevant research projects and science and justice related courses on the SJRC website. As availability and interests allow consider serving on a committee. Find specific SJRC Practices for Enacting Science and Justice research, training and curriculum and ways affiliates contribute to the Center mission and goals.
The SJRC invites affiliates to support SJRCs mission to foster a new domain of research and teaching to build institutional, public and social platforms of science(s) and (in)justice(s).
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Hosting Visiting Scholars
The SJRC hosts approximately 3-5 visitors annually offering opportunities for scholars at all levels of their career to participate in our active community. The SJRC is not an academic department. Visitors are encouraged to identify other members of the university with whom they would like to work with in activities such as organizing a Working Group meeting or attending or guest lecturing in courses. Visitors are required to submit a letter (email is fine) of support from at least one UC Santa Cruz faculty member who has agreed to act as their Faculty Sponsor throughout their residency in the program. Faculty Sponsors engage with the scholar and serve to provide them with introductions to UCSC faculty and students who can better inform their research. For more information visit the Visiting Scholar Program.
Mentoring Science and Justice Students
The SJRC hosts a small graduate student cohort of approximately 5-10 through the Science and Justice Training Program every other year. And, sponsors approximately 2-4 undergraduate students per term to collaborate on collective research papers, proposals, and projects as well as Center events and programming. Interested undergraduate students should complete this application. Have a project you would like assistance on from an undergraduate researcher? SJRC can help facilitate Independent Studies and Majors for undergraduates. Find out more about how an undergraduate can independently major in science and justice.
Writing Science & Justice into Grants
The SJRC partners with faculty, labs, units, and researchers at UC Santa Cruz, across the UC system, and internationally. While, the SJRC reviews grant proposals on a rolling basis, proposal materials should be submitted in a timely manner to provide a sufficient review period as proposals are vetted through the SJRC Leadership Team and Steering Committee. Applicants requesting to write SJRC into grants should review the grant application and review process.