The mission of Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP) is to support the academic and career advancement of emerging scholars whose research is focused on improving the educational outcomes of boys and men of color. Up to four scholars are selected for the Graduate Scholars Program, and they will receive a $500 stipend to support their individual research, are assigned a mentor from the Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates network, and receive professional development.
The application cycle for the 2023-2024 cohort is now open, please see the application details below:
Applicant Eligibility, Criteria, & Commitments
To be eligible to apply for the PM-GSP, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Individuals must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program (e.g., Ph.D. or Ed.D.) within any field.
- Individuals who have advanced to candidacy and are at the dissertation stage.
- Individuals whose research and/or dissertation topic focuses on Men of Color in education (e.g., K-12 students, college students, teachers, faculty, administrators).
- Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate their need for mentorship and who can articulate how they would benefit from a mentoring relationship with a Project MALES Faculty or Research Affiliate.
- All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
Scholars selected for the 2023-2024 PM-GSP will commit to the following terms:
- Meet with their assigned Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliate mentor.
- Attend monthly professional development sessions with PM Scholars Cohort.
- Submit a 2-page research brief of your final dissertation at the end of the 2022-2023 academic year. This research brief will be published in the Project MALES Research Brief series.
- Submit professional headshot, brief bio (150 words), and research interest statement to be featured on the Project MALES website and social media.
- Help promote their selection as a PM-GSP Scholar through social media or other outlets.
- We strongly encourage PM-GSP Scholars to present their research work at regional and national conferences.
The application will require the following items:
- Application Form
- Research Statement (2 double-spaced pages, max)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Recommendation Form: Preferably from the student’s faculty adviser, but others are welcomed (e.g., supervisor, mentor, other faculty, etc.)
NOTE: Please submit all documents in PDF format. To avoid confusion, please label each document using the following format: (Document Type_First Name_Last Name).
Submit all application materials by Friday, September 1, 2023, 11:59 pm (CDT). Applications with missing files and/or late applications will not be considered.
Click HERE for the application.
- Johnnie Campbell, Loyola University Chicago
- Joseph Romero-Reyes, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Stephanie Tilley, Prairie View A&M University
- Josh Wallace, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Jarett D. Haley, University of Michigan
- Jonathan Ibarra, University of California, Santa Barbara
- JC Lugo, University of California, Los Angeles
- Trevor D. McCray, University of Texas at Arlington
- Ángel Gonzalez, San Diego State University
- Jesse Enriquez, University of California, San Diego
- Shawn S. Savage, Boston College
- Breauna M. Spencer, University of California, Irvine
- Lazaro Camacho, Florida Atlantic University
- Enrique Espinoza, University of California, Riverside
- Roberto Montoya, University of Colorado, Denver
- Guillermo Ortega, University of Houston
- William Ramos Ochoa, Mills College
- Kenny Lopez, University of Hawai’i
- Carlos Martinez-Cano, University of Pennsylvania
- Uriel Serrano, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Michael Singh, University of California, Berkeley