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.
Faculty Funding Heading link
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 7, 2022.
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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 7, 2022.
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Rapid Response Grant
This was a grant that IRRPP had in the 2021 – 2022 year in response to the challenges of research during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic for UIC faculty members who were working on problems related to race or ethnicity and needed additional funding (up to $5,000) for their current research needs.
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Dissertation Research Grants
The Dissertation Research Grant is part of IRRPP’s Emerging Scholars Program, and is open to UIC’s ABD doctoral 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 allocated.
Fund for the 2022-2023 academic year have been allocated. The grant will open again in August 2023.
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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.