Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) Initiative
Service at Princeton is about responding to the needs of the world. Those needs have become more visible with the black lives lost to COVID-19, police violence and citizen vigilantism. Persistent, recent and continuing acts of systemic racism are calling us to address inequalities and injustices and particularly anti-blackness.
Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality) grants are intended to foster your enduring and sustained commitment to civic engagement. Students receiving RISE grants will:
- Have an opportunity to listen with communities
- Explore and advocate for racial justice broadly
- Learn about societal inequities in areas such as health, criminal justice, and education
- Make a substantive contribution to the research and mission of campus and community partners
With so many students having summer internships cancelled due to COVID-19, this is an opportunity for students to learn and engage in meaningful and timely work this summer. The commitment is structured as follows:
- Projects will be conducted in collaboration with partners (either campus partners or community partners), and are scoped for at least 100 hours of engagement over a period of 3 - 6 weeks.
- All projects must be either entirely remote or demonstrate robust mitigation of risk in compliance with local ordinances and public health guidelines.
- Selected students will receive a $1,500 grant, mentorship from staff and peers, access to skills-based trainings, and structured reflection.
- Grant recipients are required to submit a reflection on their experience by August 31, 2020, in the form of their choice (e.g. blog post, short video, or art piece). Grant recipients must also participate in an online symposium in Fall 2020 to share their projects and reflections with a wider community, and will be invited to be a part of 3 small group reflection spaces throughout the year.
The application deadline is Midnight, Monday, June 22.