The Program for Ethnographic and Community Studies (PERCS) is pleased to support three student projects that employ ethnographic methods during the 2022-23 school year. We define ethnography broadly and we are seeking projects that focus on the following topics: Suicide and its social implications, disability justice, and studies examining communities and cultures through computer-mediated means, however defined. One project covering each topic will be selected. We especially encourage applications from students whose projects reflect the Sociology & Anthropology Department’s goals of increasing diversity and inclusion.

Three $200 grants will support project development and expenses (materials, technology, stipends, and so on). Students receiving a mini-grant are expected to present their research at the Student Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF), Spring 2021.

To apply, please email Leyla Savloff ( AND Devin Proctor ( the following information by October 28, 2022:

  • A Title and Brief description of the project (about 250 words)
  • Rationale for using online ethnography in your study
  • Potential uses for the grant funds