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Community Engagement Award

Award Description

The CRES Community Engagement Award is an award, sponsored by the CRES Research, Creative Activity and Community Engagement (RCCE) Committee, given to one undergraduate and one graduate student engaged in community based, social justice projects that best exemplify the CRES Department mission:

Comparative race and ethnic studies critically examines racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. It is an academic and community-oriented program that values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry and academic excellence.

Award Amount                                          

Ten nominees will be asked to present posters of their projects during events associated with the CRES Student Research and Creativity Symposium.  From within this group of nominees, one undergraduate and one graduate winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to be used to purchase school related supplies.  


  • Students who belong to one of the following categories:
    • CRES majors
    • CRES minors
    • Students with a CRES emphasis
    • Students taking CRES attribute courses 
    • Undergraduate and Graduate students in any field or major engaged in projects that relate to the CRES mission
  • Community based projects must meet at least one of the following criteria:  

Projects examine the experiences of marginalized communities in the U.S. and beyond, explore race and ethnicity as active social, political, historical and cultural processes and use race and ethnicity as categories of analysis across time and space. 

Projects critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.          

Poster Guidelines

Posters must follow the guidelines below:  

Although posters are normally used for presenting research results at professional conferences, students will be using the same format to present their community engagement projects. 

  • The Harris College Research website at is a good place to find information about creating presentation posters.  If you click on “Student Research Symposium Tab” and then go to the “Poster Samples” section, you can see poster samples and poster templates you can choose from.  It’s easy – you just cut and paste your information into the template.    

Application Instructions

Applications are due by March 31, 2019

To apply, complete the form below and be sure to upload an image of your poster.

Questions? Contact CRES at for more info.

Community Engagement Award 2019
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