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Application Open - 2024 Graduate Student Research Grant

The Committee on Social Theory (CST) is pleased to announce that we are once again accepting applications for Graduate Student Research Grants. 

CST supports research by University of Kentucky graduate students with interests in social theory, broadly defined. Grants between $500-$1,500 will be awarded. Funds can be used for any research-related expenses.

The grant competition is open to graduate students from across the University of Kentucky. Priority will be given to students working towards a ST certificate and/ or have taken the ST 600 or ST 500 course (or an equivalent) within the past two years. Support is available for master’s thesis research and doctoral dissertation research. Award is given up front (not reimbursement). Grantees are required to present their research at a ST graduate student showcase in Fall 2024.

Application deadline: May 10, 2024 (decisions will be announced on May 27, 2024)

Application Requirements:

  1. A cover page with the following information:
    1. First Name: 
    2. Last Name: 
    3. Linkblue: 
    4. Student ID: 
    5. Date: 
    6. Email Address: 
    7. Phone Number: 
    8. Current Address: 
    9. College: 
    10. Department or Program:
    11. Expected Date of Completion: 
    12. Enrollment in the ST graduate certificate or ST-affiliated courses: 
    13. Project Title: 
  2. A two-page proposal with the following information: 
    1. Description of the project; 
    2. Research methods; 
    3. Relationship of the project to academic and/or professional goals; 
    4. Relevance to Social Theory; 
    5. A budget detailing how the funds will be used.
  3. Unofficial UK transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation from a UK faculty member familiar with the student's project, attesting that the student is in academic good standing

All documents should be sent via email to Dr. Sharon Yam, ST Director ( before the deadline. Application materials will be evaluated by the ST Director and members of the ST Steering Committee.