The Institute supports the scholarly, community development, and educational activities of UIC faculty members whose work focuses on race, ethnicity, and public policy. Applications are welcome from all disciplines across the University, including the arts, humanities, education, social work, urban and policy studies, health sciences, and social sciences. Junior faculty and those from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Each year the Institute hosts a Scholar-in-Residence whose work examines the policies, practices and ideologies that perpetuate racial and ethnic injustice in the contemporary United States. This program provides rich opportunities for the visiting scholar to exchange ideas and develop relationships with UIC and Chicago scholars. Moreover, their presence invigorates and enhances the work being done at IRRPP and on UIC's campus. For more details on this program, read about our current and former Visiting Scholars.
These fellowships are designed to support research activities by funding course releases for UIC faculty members up to $7,000.00. The deadline for 2014-2015 Faculty Fellowships is Friday, October 25, 2013. To learn more, read about our Faculty Fellows and download the 2014 - 2015 application.
These awards fund research projects of UIC faculty members with up to $5,000.00 per semester for individuals and up to $10,000.00 for research teams. The deadline for 2014-2015 Faculty Scholar Grants is Friday, October 25, 2013. Learn more about these grants by reading about our Faculty Scholars, and download the 2014 - 2015 application.
The Policy & Social Engagement Fellowship (PSEF) encourages faculty to use their knowledge and skills to participate in and inform public debates and policy processes. The fellowship provides up to $10,000.00 to teams of faculty-community collaborators for year-long policy projects. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are due by March 7, 2014. You can learn more about the PSEF by reading about our current and former PSEF Fellows. Download the 2014 - 2015 PSEF application.
The Institute 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed at the beginning of each month of the academic year except January. Download the 2013 - 2014 application.
Bi-annual workshops by Francesca Gaiba, Associate Director for Research at IRRPP provide guidance on how to successfully search and apply for funding for research projects on race and ethnicity. Each workshop is targeted toward graduate students or faculty members. Watch these presentations and download the powerpoints for more funding insights.
IRRPP has compiled a list of scholarships that are availible to minority students or those studying race and ethnicity.
College students are invited to create a film or video (5 minutes or less in length) about how one person can make a difference.
First Prize - $2,000 Second Prize - $1,000 Third Prize - $500
Up to five Honorable Mentions - $100
An 89 page report on scholarships, grants, and private organizations and associations that aid adults returning to college.
IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program For undergraduate minority students, the average award was $12,227 from 2001-2012.
The American Psychological Association (APA) has several scholarships availible for graduate or postdoctoral students who demonstrate commitment to a career in ethnic minority behavioral health services or policy.
The fellowship supports mid-stage graduate students in the humanities and social sciences in formulating doctoral dissertation proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study.
Fellows must attend two workshops in NYC, one in spring that helps prepare them to undertake predissertation research on their topics; and one in the early fall, designed to help them synthesize their summer research, and to draft proposals for dissertation.
Fellows receive up to $5,000 for summer research plus travel, lodging, and meals for workshops.
An informatively summarized list of minority scholarships, many, but not all, are STEM specific.
A long list, but it has no descriptions. More info.
Awards ten to twenty $40,000 college scholarships to extraordinary african-american high school seniors. More info.
Award Amount: $2,500 - $15,000. More info.
A well organized website indexing many hispanic scholarships.
Provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal, accredited public, and non-profit private colleges. More info.
Open to minority sophomores through seniors in college interested in business or engineering, this scholarship awards two $5000 scholarships. Smaller awards are availible for all majors.
Two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years.
NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.
A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring intern and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer intern. Through this fellowship, The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.