The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Graduate Student Research Grant is open to all graduate students, but advanced graduate students who are in good standing with their departments at Indiana University Bloomington will be given priority. Advanced students are those who have completed most of their coursework. Learn more about becoming a CRRES graduate student affiliate here.
Graduate students can receive up to $2,000 for conducting original social scientific or humanities research (approved by IRB) that focuses on the areas of race and ethnicity. The CRRES GSRG can be used for travel related to data collection, research supplies, transcription, computer software, and other needs that are directly related to the proposed research. This research must be advised by a faculty member at IUB, but cannot be collaboration between faculty advisor(s) and graduate student(s).
Grant recipients will be asked to write up a report about their research for the CRRES website or newsletter, and are expected to attend at least four CRRES events over the course of an academic year. Award recipients may also be asked to attend and present their research at a CRRES colloquium, and write up content for the CRRES website.
Required application materials for the research grant include:
- cover sheet (see the main CRRES Grants page for cover sheet);
- curriculum vitae;
- statement of previous research (550 words max) that reviews the applicant's history of conducting research, discusses relevance of this work and acquired skill sets, and provides a broad overview of the applicant's ability to perform the proposed research;
- statement of proposed research (750 words max) which includes a detailed description of the proposed research. The description should cover the:
- theoretical significance,
- methodological approach,
- preliminary findings (if applicable),
- research/travel timeline, and
- potential contribution of proposed research to the study of race/ethnicity. This statement should also include information about other sources of funding pending and/or received for this project;
- if the research deals with human subjects, IRB approval letter (or evidence that an IRB application has been submitted);
- detailed budget; and
- two reference letters signed and sent by faculty within your department (one should be the director of graduate studies who can attest to the applicant's good standing in the department). Please direct your references to upload their letters to the link below.
Applications are due on April 7 by 5:00 pm ET. All research award funds will be made available as long as the applicant has received final IRB approval for the research project. There is a three-year moratorium on re-applying for the GSRG among award recipients.
Applicants and letter writers should upload their documents to the CRRES Grants Submission Portal. Applicants should attach documents #1-6 as a single PDF. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.