Student Fellows Program

CSRD student fellows expand the Center's range of research and engagement across UT's campus and within the local community. Through exploration for independent projects, fellows aid in creating a database of relevant research to serve as a launchpad for further social justice-oriented work. 

This academic year-long fellowship pairs research skills development and hands-on research. Mentored by CSRD Director Dr. Peniel Joseph, CSRD Faculty Fellows, and CSRD team members, student fellows conduct research on the intersections of race, democracy, and social justice. In addition, student fellows participate in CSRD events and act as ambassadors on behalf of the CSRD, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and The University of Texas at Austin. 

Undergraduate fellows will receive a $375 stipend and will have the option to enroll in the 1 credit hour course PA 159T Public Policy Issues in Spring 2022. If students are enrolled in 12 hours for the semester, the additional credit hour will carry no additional charge. Click here for more information about tuition rates.

Graduate fellows will receive a $500 stipend and will have the option to enroll in PA 389 Conference Course in Policy Analysis for up to 3 credit hours in Spring 2022.  


Applications are now closed. 


If you have any questions about the program or the application, please email CSRD Senior Administrative Program Coordinator Emily Dunklee: