In 2004, Al and Beth Cafagna established the Thomas H and Margarette M Greer Endowment for Peace and Justice Studies to honor the memory of Thomas Greer, a professor of humanities and a social activist.

Each year, monies generated by the endowment are made available to support student scholarships and projects. These funds are to be used for activities that have a clear connection to peace and justice studies, for example, travel to a conference, research, creation of a work of art, or participation in an internship.

Applications for Thomas Greer Peace and Justice Studies Grants require: (1) a brief description of the project/conference/activity and its relationship to issues of peace and justice, (2) name of a faculty advisor or project sponsor (if there is no faculty advisor, provide a suitable reference letter), (3) a project budget, and (4) sources of supplemental funding (e.g., Department, School, College, or other units on or off campus). If you have questions you may contact the Director, Dr. Elizabeth Drexler, (, or the advisor, Dr. Marcy O’Neil (

At the completion of each project, each grant recipient will be required to submit a brief, one-page report describing her/his activities to Dr. Elizabeth Drexler, and a letter of appreciation to the Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs in the College of Social Sciences, Dr. Steve Kautz. Grant recipients may also be invited to present their projects at informal Peace and Justice Studies gatherings or seminars on campus.

The next deadline is Friday April 20, 2017 at 5pm ET. Download the application through this link: PJS-Greer-Spring-2018

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