Apply for Funding
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, read about our current and former Faculty Fellows.
The deadline to apply for a Faculty Fellowship is Monday, November 8, 2021.
Policy and Social Engagement Fellowships
Policy & Social Engagement Fellowship (PSEF)
PSEFs fund UIC faculty members working with community organizations on community action projects related to race, ethnicity, and policy. The fellowship provides up to $10,000 to teams of faculty-community collaborators for year-long projects.
To learn more, read about our current and former PSEF Fellows.
The PSEF application deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021.
Rapid Response Grants
Rapid Response Grant
This is a grant for UIC faculty members that work on problems related to race or ethnicity and need additional funding (up to $5,000) for their current research needs. Find out more and apply using the link below.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting September 15, 2021.
Graduate Student Funding
Dissertation Research Grants
The Dissertation Research Grant is part of IRRPP’s Future Faculty Program, and is open to UIC’s 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.
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis starting October 18, 2021.
Other Funding Opportunities
IRRPP 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.