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

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.

2022 Awardees

Julia Fish, Political Science
Hani Fish-Bieler, Sociology and Women and Gender Studies
Fatou Kane, Anthropology
Gabi Senno, American Culture Studies and Global Studies
Sofia Soraci, Sociology
Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis

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. 

2021-2022 Awardee

Rithvik Ramesh | “Explanatory Necropolitics: Physicians’ Perspectives on Compliance, Culture, and Competence in the Management of Chronic Disease

2020-2021 Awardee

Adam Teich | “Lucinda Patterson: Housing Black Education”
Award for Best Graduate Research Paper in 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.

Award Amount: $1,000

Award Criteria

  • Must be original research
  • Must be a first or solo-authored research paper*
  • Must demonstrate exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars

Eligible projects

  • Applicants must be a current full-time student working toward a Washington University graduate or professional degree.
    • Students who graduated in Fall 2021 are also eligible for this award.
  • The research must be completed while a student at Washington University.
  • Award recipients agree to submit their photographs and CVs and to have their projects featured in online Center archives and used in publicizing the awards. 

Application Deadline

Please send paper directly to cre2@wustl.edu. Please put in the subject line: Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity. Include in the body of the email the name and contact information for the paper author(s), the title of the paper, and the name of the nominator.  Self-nominations are also accepted. 

Submissions will be accepted from January 1, 2022 through April 22, 2022

Announcement

The award will be publicly announced in May of 2022 via publicized video links on CRE2 social media platforms. Authors and nominators will be notified 24 hours prior to the announcement.  

To learn more about the Award for Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity, eligibility, obligations, and how to apply, click the button below.

* Academic authorship standards vary widely across disciplines. In many academic subjects, including the natural sciences, social sciences, computer science and electrical engineering, the lead author of a research article is typically the person who carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper. The list of trailing co-authors reflects, typically, diminishing contributions to the work reported in the manuscript. Sometimes, journals require statements detailing each author’s contributions to be included in each publication. In other disciplines (such as mathematics) however, authors are typically listed alphabetically rather than by contribution. If you are not the first author of the work but carried out the research and wrote and edited the paper, please provide this information in an author contributions footer on the title page of the document when submitting your materials for this award.

2020-2021 Awardee

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”