The Institute supports the scholarly, community development, and educational activities of UIC faculty members and graduate students whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and public policy. Applications for our fellowships and grants are welcome from all disciplines across UIC. Junior faculty and faculty and graduate students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.
UIC Faculty Fellows receive support for exceptional research projects focusing on race and ethnicity that have the potential to influence public debate, community practice, and policy decisions. This support can take one of two forms: up to two course releases per year; or a research grant award of up to $5,000 per year for individuals and up to $10,000 per year for teams. To learn more, download the 2017–2018 Faculty Fellowship Guidelines and read about our current and former Faculty Fellows. The deadline to apply for the Faculty Fellowship was Friday, December 2, 2016. Download the 2017–2018 application here.
The Policy & Social Engagement Fellowship (PSEF) provides funding to UIC faculty members who work with community organizations on community action projects related to race, ethnicity, and policy. The fellowship provides up to $10,000.00 to teams of faculty-community collaborators for year-long projects. To learn more, download the 2016–2017 PSEF Guidelines and read about our current and former PSEF Fellows. The deadline to apply for the PSEF was Friday, December 2, 2016. Download the 2017–2018 application here.
The Dissertation Research Grant is part of the Institute's Future Faculty Program, and will be open to ABD graduate students. Graduate students will be awarded up to $2,000 to complete research related to race, ethnicity, and policy. Applications are accepted until all award funds are given out, and will be evaluated after November 1, 2016. To learn more, download the 2017 Dissertation Research Grant Guidelines and the Dissertation Research Grant Cover Sheet.
The Institute supports the dissemination of research on race, ethnicity, and public policy with grants of up to $500.00 for events developed by UIC units or community organizations. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until available funds have been allocated. Download the 2016-2017 application here.
Bi-annual workshops provide guidance on how to successfully search and apply for funding for research projects on race and ethnicity. Each workshop is targeted toward graduate students or faculty members. Watch these presentations and download the powerpoints for more funding insights.
From 2012 to 2014 the Institute hosted a Scholar-in-Residence whose work examines the policies, practices and ideologies that perpetuate racial and ethnic injustice in the contemporary United States. This program provided rich opportunities for the visiting scholar to exchange ideas and develop relationships with UIC
and Chicago scholars. Moreover, their presence invigorated and enhanced the work being done at IRRPP and on UIC's campus.
For more details on this program, read about our former Visiting Scholars.