Opportunities for BU Graduate Students

Are you a graduate student with BU Arts & Sciences studying social science? Take a look at our opportunities to enhance your studies and research as you pursue your postgraduate degree.

Check back here for our full roster of opportunities open to graduate students.

February 2023 Deadlines

The Campus Climate Lab is an opportunity to use the BU campuses as a living laboratory to advance sustainability practices. The Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), in collaboration with BU Sustainability and the Office of Research, invites research proposals from student and mentor (faculty or graduate student) teams to generate new knowledge on the impacts, adaptation, and/or mitigation of climate change that can be implemented at BU and beyond. Funding ranges from $1,000 to $10,000, including student stipends. Applications are due Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Visit here for more information.

12 Exciting Marie-Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Researcher Positions on Ageing, Place and Home. HOMeAGE is a new and exciting EU funded doctoral training network on ‘Advancing Research and Training on Ageing, Place and Home’ that addresses these research-policy deficits. The application deadline is February 17, 2023. For further information on this programme and how to apply, please see here.

IPUMS Research Awards These awards honor the best research using IPUMS data to advance or deepen our understanding of social and demographic processes. They are looking for papers that use innovative approaches, comparative analyses, and showcase the power of the IPUMS data collections. Cash prizes will be awarded for best published work and best graduate student work (published or unpublished) in eight categories. The deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023. For more information, visit here.

The BARI Research Seed Grant Program supports graduate students conducting original data-oriented research on the Boston area at the intersection of scholarship and policy. Applications can be submitted by students at any local university. The program supports two types of projects: (1) Pioneering work that translates a novel digital data set available from a public or private source into a research-ready form that can provide insights on human behavior and society. (2) Projects that seek to develop, implement, or evaluate new programs that incorporate research insights into policy or practice. The deadline for applying is February 24, 2023 at 5 PM. For more information, view here.