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At its inception, the CSI was intended to serve as a mechanism for fostering community engaged social justice scholarship. Taking up this charge generates opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to get involved as part of their university education. The CSI supports graduate student research and undergraduate training with funding, workshops and internship opportunities.

Dissertation Projects

The CSI sponsors an annual competition for Dissertation Research Grants.

Student Workshops

The CSI offers workshops for students intended to introduce them to the fundamentals of social science and humanities research, to guide them to undergraduate research opportunities, and for basic professional development within research communities.

Undergraduate Research Fellows

Discover groundbreaking research opportunities at UCSB's Undergraduate Research Fellows program. Delve into diverse disciplines, connect with esteemed mentors, and leave a lasting impact. Thrive in a dynamic academic community and embark on a journey of discovery and achievement.