Research Grants Available for Faculty and PhD Students

The Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for New School faculty and PhD students on topics relating to the intersections of mobility and race.  Joint proposals between faculty and PhD students will also be considered.

Research projects could pursue such themes as:

  • racialization of migrants;
  • xenophobia;
  • settler colonialism;
  • borders as racialized barriers;
  • the role of race in immigration policy;
  • the links between immigration enforcement, policing, and the carceral state;
  • deportation;
  • asylum policies. 

This list is intended to be illustrative, not exhaustive, of the projects the Institute is interested in supporting.

Grants will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 for faculty research and $2,500 for matriculated PhD students.

The deadline for proposals is August 31.

For consideration, please submit an application with the following information to Catherine McGahan, Associate Director of the Institute (

  • Contact information of applicant
  • Project narrative including research timeline (1 to 2 pages)
  • Expected form of publication (article, book, photographic exhibition, video etc.)

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