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.
2022-23 Application Information
Application deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:59 PM CDT
Application Form (to be completed by applicant)
Recommendation Form (to be completed by recommender)
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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.
Jonathan Ibarra is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Babara. His research agenda focuses on the areas of Latinx Sociology, Masculinity, Education, and Youth Studies. He is currently working on a research project which explores how race, class, and masculinity shape the educational pathways and/or exclusions experienced by Latinx youth through the types of support they receive at schools and the community.
Jarett D. Haley is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. His research centers on understanding undergraduate and graduate students’ experiences in student affairs and other co-curricular contexts (e.g., interactions with staff members, experiences with staff-run offices), with an emphasis on how these experiences support Black men’s persistence at predominately White institutions.
JC Lugo is a Ph.D. student in the Urban Schooling division of the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research examines the role that race, gender, and sexuality have in shaping schooling conditions for male students of color by focusing on how Latino male high school students navigate and disrupt heteronormative schooling contexts. His work is grounded in his experiences as a teacher and student affairs practitioner coordinating a male success initiative.
Trevor D. McCray is a Ph.D. student in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Trevor’s research focuses on Black Male Elementary Teachers and their academic and personal journeys. Utilizing the African American Male Theory framework, he will be exploring how their journeys influence their decision to teach in an elementary setting through different systems they may have encountered.
- 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