CRE2 brings the research force of Washington University to study how race and ethnicity are integral to the most complex and challenging issues of our time. We believe in field-defining research, innovative learning, and strategic engagement that will transform scholarship, policy, and clinical interventions where race and ethnicity are at the center.
We also believe that innovative scholarship comes from not only our brilliant faculty, but also our undergraduate and graduate scholars. Therefore, we created three categories of CRE2 Student Research Awards to recognize the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of our undergraduate and graduate students:
Undergraduate Research Awards for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity
Each year, CRE2 funds five undergraduate research awards at $500 each to support student-initiated, faculty-mentored independent scholarly research or creative endeavors.
Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis
CRE2 awards $500 annually to a Washington University undergraduate in any academic field for excellence in research that takes the city or region of St. Louis as its primary subject of inquiry, with an emphasis on race/ethnicity.
Award for Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity
CRE2 awards $1,000 annually to two Washington University graduate/professional students in any academic field for a research paper that adds significantly to understandings of issues of race/ethnicity. The award recognizes graduate research that demonstrates exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars.
2022 Honorable Mention
Mackenzie Lemieux, Sneha Chaturvedi, and Elizabeth Juarez Diaz | The time is now: Student‐driven implementation of social justice and anti‐racism focused curricula in medical scientist training program education