Social Sciences Funding Opportunities
Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity (BRIDGE) Systemic Racism & Racial Inequality Research
The BRIDGE initiative (Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow Equity) at Rice University is seeking to support new projects examining racial inequality and racism. This call contributes to the statement of solidarity between BRIDGE, the Center for African and African American Studies, and the Task force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice to generate, “...curricular, programmatic, and research initiatives mindful of and targeting anti-black racism and systemic violence to both increase knowledge of this systemic problem and foster imaginative efforts..”.
The purpose of the SSRI Collaborative Research Grant Program is to encourage collaboration of Rice Social Sciences faculty across disciplines on projects that lead to the submission of a competitive proposal to an external funding agency within 12 months of the end of the SSRI Collaborative Research Grant.
The Social Sciences Research Institute awards Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DRIG) of up to $5,000 support or partially support dissertation research projects proposed by graduate students in the School of Social Sciences who have completed their coursework and who have advanced to candidacy or will advance to candidacy by the time the DRIG awards are made.
Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants (GSCT) of up to $600 are available to graduate students in the Social Sciences at Rice who are presenting a paper or a poster at a conference or meeting.
The Social Sciences Research Institute provides Pre-Dissertation Research (PDR) grants of up to $3,000 to support expenses related to preliminary dissertation research for graduate students in the School of Social Sciences.
Seed Money grants for up to $10,000 are available to full-time and tenure-track faculty at all ranks for the development of larger projects leading to research grant proposals to outside funding agencies.