The Institute administers and dispenses Community University Empowerment Fund grants (CUE) as another way to support small, socially engaged projects closely imbedded in our communities of color.

Following our tradition of socially engaged scholarship and community participatory research, this grant provides seed funding for research projects, events, or creative works that involve active partnerships between faculty, students, and community partners. The projects must have a clear policy implication and/or community impact of relevance to one or more communities of color, and involve at least one College or Institute faculty member.

Following is a sample of projects that have recently been awarded funds.

Two of our most recent projects:

Burma's Refugees

From Crisis to Community Development

Grantee: Russell Jeung, Ph. D




Clínica Martín-Baró

Educational Outreach & Mentorship

Grantee: Félix Kury, Ph. D. 



Three grant proposals were recently selected for funding for 2012. Our congratulations to recipients.


The Chinese Gardens

Anti immigrant hostility towards

19th Century Chinese in the West

Grantee: Valeri Soe, Ph. D. 




The Dragon Fruit Project

The Activist History

of Queer Asian Pacific Islander

Women and Transgenders

Grantee: Amy Sueyoshi, Ph. D.



The San Francisco


Poetry Festival