Announcement of Extension of UndocuScholars and Grants for Organizations to Work with Researchers!


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“The Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education (IGE) at UCLA is excited to announce an extension of the UndocuScholars Project and a Request for Proposals for collaborative research projects between researchers and organizations that provide services to undocumented students in higher education.

Screen Shot 2017-11-08 at 10.27.04 PMAs an extension of the UndocuScholars Project launched in 2014 at UCLA, we are seeking to engage students, institutional agents, community advocacy partners, and scholars to create and build on effective and sustainable best practices for undocumented students in higher education. Now more than ever, it is imperative to mobilize in solidarity with undocumented students at the intersections of research, policy, and practice to address the barriers these students face in navigating higher education.

The UndocuScholars Project is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support collaborative research projects between researchers and organizations that provide services to undocumented students in higher education. Our objective is to: 1) establish formal relationships between researchers and organizations, 2) help organizations strengthen their research capacity and establish a culture of inquiry that will improve their use of research to inform their work, and 3) help researchers think about their own work in the context of real world problems in order to promote more applied and actionable research. Grants will be provided in the amount of $15,000 for the duration of January 5th, 2018 through January 4th, 2019. If you are an organization that is seeking to connect with a researcher for this proposal, we are happy to help connect you. Please email us at to start that conversation.”

NOTE: The deadline has been extended to December 7, 2018

Here’s more information about the application process:

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Rachel is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She has worked closely with undocumented youth activists in several states, the Bhutanese refugee community and LGBT community in Oakland, California. Rachel taught in two public high schools in Okinawa, Japan for two years and has worked in the community college and higher education sector for Bunker Hill Community College, MassBay Community College, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Achieving the Dream, and Jobs for the Future. She received her Masters in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and her Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Chicago.


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