Convening on LGBTQ Youth of Color in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems
About the Convening
The Williams Institute is now accepting applications from advanced doctoral students and early career scholars to participate in the day-long research convening LGBTQ Youth of Color in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems: Crafting an Intersectional Research Agenda to Promote Opportunities and Well-Being.
The convening will be held at the University of California-Los Angeles on December 4, 2017. Travel costs for selected and invited scholars will be covered.
The convening aims to identify gaps in knowledge and generate a research blueprint for action. Participants will contribute to the development of a 12-to-15 page, co-authored research report. The report will review existing evidence and research gaps regarding entrance into the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, experiences within these systems, interventions targeting these systems, and post-system support and outcomes.
The long-term goal of the convening is to establish a community of scholars working on LGBTQ and people of color issues who can collaborate on research that focuses on promoting positive outcomes among system-involved LGBTQ youth of color.
This community will include invited mid-career/senior scholars and selected earlier career/rising scholars who can work together to fill identified research gaps.
The convening is intended to facilitate the development of earlier career/rising scholars from underrepresented groups—defined by sexual orientation, gender identity, and race-ethnicity—who are committed to applied scholarship on issues related to LGBTQ youth of color in child welfare and juvenile justice systems. LGBTQ people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Advanced doctoral student (must have completed at least two years of full-time coursework and be currently enrolled in a doctoral program) or early career scholar (must be within three years of completion of doctorate)
- Demonstrated academic or service commitment to promoting the well-being of youth of color and/or LGBTQ youth.
- Must intend to have a career in research or program evaluation and to establish a program of scholarship on LGBTQ YOC and child welfare and/or juvenile justice (including prevention)
How to Apply
Please send a one-page letter of interest, your CV, a list of 2-3 research advisors or mentors, and transcript (unofficial copy is fine) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted through November 3 (11:59PM PST).
Selection will be based on the qualifications and research interests of the applicant. The selection committee will also consider the extent to which the convening will benefit the applicant and his or her ability to contribute to the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, and the well-being of LGBTQ youth of color.
The convening, including travel costs, is made possible with support from the Palette Fund and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has a history of investing in initiatives to improve the lives of children, families, and communities throughout the United States.
Please direct any questions to email@example.com.