Latinx Social Science Pipeline Initiative at UC Berkeley
Latino Social Science Small Grants Program
The Latinx Social Science Pipeline Initiative (LSSPI) at the University of California, Berkeley, recognizes the significance of Latinx issues in contemporary society and is committed to promoting social science research in this vital field. Working with UC Berkeley scholars, students, and staff, LSSPI supports the training and development of social scientists, data analysts, policymakers, and public intellectuals focused on Latino/a communities and efforts to improve socioeconomic conditions and advance racial justice.
As part of realizing its mission, LSSPI launched the Latino Social Science Small Grant program. This initiative has two aims: 1) to support UC Berkeley faculty and postdocs in their research projects that focus on the social scientific study of Latinx communities and 2) to create opportunities for undergraduate students to develop research skills, critical thinking, and intellectual creativity.
The Small Grants program runs for the Spring 2024 semester and pairs faculty with outstanding undergraduate students across the different schools on campus. Below is the list of the ten awardees and their projects receiving funding for the Spring 2024 semester: