Current Research Projects

The Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy provides funding to UIC faculty members who conduct engaged and policy-relevant research on race and ethnicity. Faculty Fellows are awarded course releases or a grant that covers research costs. Policy and Social Engagement Fellows are awarded grants for projects working with partners on a community action project. We invite you to learn more about our funding programs.


IRRPP focuses our funding on research that examines persistent racial and ethnic inequalities and advances social justice policy solutions. We also support engaged research projects in which UIC faculty and communities collaborate to create resources that sustain and enhance our communities.