Fair Count, Inc., today announced the Science for Social Equity initiative and a call for fellowship applicants, seeking activists and researchers looking to jointly tackle some of today’s most pressing social issues.
Targeting critical research areas like the environment and public health, the goal of Science for Social Equity is to pair community organizers with scientific researchers so they can work together on science-related issues that impact marginalized and underrepresented communities. Ultimately, the goal is to create community-driven solutions that will help educate and mobilize communities to address these critical challenges.
Five community organizers and five scientific researchers will be selected as Science for Social Equity Fellows. Each fellow will receive a $2,000 stipend and training focused on project management, organizing, communications, leadership, and fundraising. Fellows will be paired based on their targeted research area, and each pair will work together to address the program objectives.
The deadline to apply is March 20. For more information or to apply, visit ScienceForSocialequity.org.
About Science for Social Equity
The Science for Social Equity initiative is a special project of Fair Count, Inc. It is funded through a Black Voices for Black Justice Fund grant awarded to Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, Vice President of Fair Count, and matching funds awarded by Fair Count. ScienceForSocialEquity.org
About Fair Count
Founded by Stacey Abrams in 2019 and anchored in Georgia, Fair Count works to build long-term power in communities that have been historically undercounted in the decennial census, underrepresented at the polls, and whose communities are often torn apart in redistricting. FairCount.org
About Black Voices for Black Justice Fund
The a Black Voices for Black Justice Fund was established to amplify clarion voices about racial justice; connect new and established Black leaders to one another; and support Black-led efforts to build meaningful economic and political power for their communities in the context of police brutality and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic along racial lines – including disparities in access to healthcare, jobs, education, justice, and the right to vote. BlackVoices.org