Race and Anti-Racism Research Fund

Given renewed national attention and action concerning the scope and consequences of systemic racism in American life, and in an effort to support the V2C2 plan to Expand Access, Diversity, and Inclusiveness, we are pleased to announce internal research funding aimed at better understanding and addressing how race, racism, and racial injustice affect society today, and furthering the opportunities for policies and actions that will help achieve our goals of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university and broader society.

The Race and Anti-Racism Research Fund is open to all Rice faculty, welcomes partnerships with other institutions, private industry, and the City of Houston, and will also support highly innovative course development bound to the research area. The highest priority projects are those that can have an impact on our campus community, and on the City of Houston.

AWARD CRITERIA
Submissions will be reviewed based on the merit of the scholarship, potential for local and societal impact, and opportunities for leveraging additional funding sources.

FUND INFORMATION
No award may be used for summer salary or reducing teaching responsibilities. Proposals with other additional funding sources will be viewed favorably.

ELIGIBILITY
Full-time Rice faculty members are eligible to apply (tenure track faculty will be given priority). Interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Inter-institutional proposals are welcomed, though it is expected that external collaborators would bring their own funds to the project.

PROPOSAL REVIEW
Review of proposals applying to the Research Fund will be performed by an interdisciplinary committee established by the office of the Vice Provost for Research.

HOW TO APPLY
Proposals must be submitted online by August 14, 2020 at 11:59pm. Proposals must include the following in a single PDF document:
- project description (no more than 2 pages)
- budget summary (1 page)
- curriculum vitae for each faculty member (no more than 3 pages each)

Questions should be directed to research@rice.edu.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM