Engagement Opportunities

Students: Apply for financial support. Student-led initiative applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application form

At the Center for Racial Justice, we organize and sponsor various opportunities to advance antiracism and racial justice through research, policy work, and community engagement in the Ford School and wider U-M community. We invite you to explore our current opportunities and to connect with us to learn more.

The multidisciplinary approach of the Center for Racial Justice will give students the tools, resources, and networks needed to create intersectional and inclusive policy solutions.

Sharanya Pai (MPP '21), Student Engagement and Communications Coordinator



We can’t appreciate the costs of inequity in policing, the forces that contribute to it, or ways to address it from one perspective. This reading circle is exciting because it brings together scholars from different disciplines to consider one of the largest social issues of our time from a range of angles.

Organizational Studies, Reading Circle Facilitator


Get involved

Student Advisory Board

A collective of undergraduate and graduate students who do blue sky dreaming and executing around racial justice at the Ford School.
Read more about "Student Advisory Board"
Student projects

Racial Justice Student Initiative Fund

The Racial Justice Student Initiative Fund will accept applications for the 2022-2023 academic year beginning in Fall 2022. The Racial Justice Student Initiative Fund provides financial and logistical support for student-led racial justice initiatives that advance a more critical understanding of the social and political conditions that impact Black, Native and Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander peoples. We support a range of advocacy, policy engagement, and research projects. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Read more about "Racial Justice Student Initiative Fund"

Have any questions?


Dominique Adams-Santos

Associate Director, Center for Racial Justice; Special Assistant to the Associate Dean, Ford School; Anti-Racism Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity