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Beyond the Barriers

Research and resources for our system-impacted community.


Beyond the Barriers offers carceral justice summer research grants

The Beyond the Barriers initiative strives to support and recognize formerly incarcerated and system-impacted students, faculty and staff and their important contributions to research initiatives and campus life. It promotes this endeavor with innovative research that centralizes and addresses the challenges that mass incarceration and the over-reliance on imprisonment have presented in California and the United States.

2022-23 Carceral Research Mini-Grants

Beyond the Barriers offers research mini-grants to support research relevant to mass incarceration, the prison system, and other topics related to our research mission.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available to undergraduates, graduate students in any discipline including in the Schools of Law, Medicine, and Nursing; and faculty.