Call For Proposals: Support Grants For Racial And Ethnic Studies

Four categories of grant support are being made available by the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity for implementation during the 2011-12 fiscal year (i.e., July 1, 2011—June 30, 2012).  Approximately $135,000 will be distributed across the four categories.  All IRE grants are informed by the UW System’s focus on “Inclusive Excellence.”  The answers to FAQs re. “Inclusive Excellence” can be found at: For a more complete explanation of each of the four grant categories, including eligibility and format requirements, download the full call for proposals.

CATEGORY A – (Research): To support scholarly research on topics addressing race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity, and/or equity with the intention of publication.

CATEGORY B – (Curriculum Development): To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity, and/or equity.

CATEGORY C – (Campus Activities): A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances, curricular infusion and instructional innovations, and/or other events re. race, ethnicity, diversity, inclusivity, and/or equity.

FACULTY DIVERSITY RESEARCH AWARDS – To provide released time and support for categories of individuals who are tenure-track faculty members for their scholarly research and writing, thus enhancing their opportunities for achieving tenure. (See pages 5-6 of this Call for Proposals for eligibility requirements and other important stipulations.)


Due Date: Proposals must be sent to the Institute office no later than Friday, April 8, 2011. This deadline is firm!