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Markaz Graduate Student Mini-Grants

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The Markaz is proud to launch Graduate Student Mini-Grants! This program is designed to support and uplift the research of graduate and professional school students, foster intellectual engagement within our community, and build a vibrant cohort across disciplines. The program includes a symposium where awardees will present their work to peers and undergraduates.

Grant Details

  • Amount: Three mini-grants in the amount of $1500 will be awarded
  • Usage: Recipients can use the funds for a variety of needs, including (but not limited to): conference travel, research (e.g. interview transcriptions, etc.), equipment or software purchase, etc. 
  • Symposium: Recipients will be asked to participate in a Markaz Grad Student Symposium in Week 7 or Week 8 of Spring Quarter to present their research (whatever stage of the process they are in). Funds need not have been used by then. 


  • All current Master’s, PhD, law school, or medical school students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must identify with or their research must advance the interests of Markaz communities (broadly defined). 

Application Process


  • Applications Open: November 20, 2023
  • Applications Deadline: January 15th, 2024
  • Awardees Announced: February 15 , 2023
  • Grad Student Symposium: Week 7 (Week of May 15)

How to Apply: Fill out Application Link