The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity offers a limited number of Small Grants of up to $1,000 to support activities related to the advancement of the CRE2 mission, three CRE2 pillars, and the 2020-2023 CRE2 Programmatic Themes. These grants are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be awarded until the funds are exhausted. The Small Grants program seeks to be responsive to the typical resource needs scholars face while undertaking research, exhibitions, and other creative works on the subjects of race and/or ethnicity. Examples include books, subventions, editing costs, research assistance, and travel for research or conferences. Small Grants are intended to help address immediate needs of the research community that may arise outside of larger grant opportunities for funding. Larger grant requests will remain the purview of other grant programs.

Applications must include this cover sheet and be submitted via email to with the subject “Small Grant Submission.”

Current Small Grant Awardees

Study of the Relationship of Neighborhood Crime during Pregnancy to Structural and Functional Brain Development in Neonates at Birth in a Majority Black Population

Deanna Barch

Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences Professor of Radiology

Rebecca Brenner

MD/PhD Candidate

The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson

Iver Bernstein

Professor of History

Mindfulness and Anti-Racism Series

Todd Braver

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Gaps in Medical Training for Eating Disorders: A Nationwide Survey

Tashalee Brown

Resident Physician

Madeline Owens Jansen

Resident Physician, School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Antiracism in Research Lecture Series

Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Associate Professor, Brown School

Whereas Hoops: Scholarship, Art, and Activism for Basketball in Forest Park

Noah Cohan

Assistant Director of American Culture Studies

John Early

Senior Lecturer, Sam Fox School

Grant Proposal for 2021-2022 Research Conference Support

Akilah Collins-Anderson

PhD Student, Public Health Sciences

Crime and Racial Capital

Trevor Gardner

Associate Professor, School of Law

Genealogies of Ethnic and Jewish Studies in the Academy

Maxwell Greenberg

Friedman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies, Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Research Assistance for “Fetishizing Trial” and “Race on Appeal” Articles

Daniel Harawa

Assistant Professor of Practice, Director, Appellate Clinic

Intersectional Denunciations of Sexual Assault and the Police in Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and Édouard Louis’ Histoire de la violence

Salvador Lopez-Rivera

Graduate student, Romance Languages and Literatures

Study of the Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr. Papers

Paige McGinley

Associate Professor of Performing Arts

Historical Intervention, Racialization, and Attitudes about Asylum Seekers

Garrett Pekarek

PhD Student, Sociology

Latinx Reproductive Control: Racialized Biopolitics and Intersectional Resistance

Ella Siegrist

Graduate Student, Sociology

Language of Instruction & Ethnic Prejudice in Malaysia

Jeremy Siow

Graduate Student, Political Science

Indigenous and Black Confraternities in Colonial Latin America: Negotiating Status through Religious Practices

Miguel Valerio

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Contesting Queer Geographies: Violence and Refuge in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Zeles Vargas

Graduate Student, Anthropology

Mother Knows Best? Understanding Mothers’ COVD Vaccine Refusal

Maggie Wood

PhD Student, Sociology