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Racial Equity Research Grants 2024 (Spencer Foundation)

2024/05/17 / Boletín SIUN, Vicerrectoría de Investigación, UNAL

Cierres: 29 may. 2024 (intención de postular) / 27 jun. 2024 (propuesta completa)

The Racial Equity Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education

The organizers are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of inequality in education, and which seek to (re)imagine and make new forms of equitable education. Thus, they are interested in research projects that seek to envision educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities.

Their goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious, and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in relation to racial equity in education. 

In this cycle of funding, the Spencer Foundation will continue to fund scholarship focused on a range of communities and issues with respect to equity. 

Proposals from across the methodological spectrum, including qualitative methods, mixed-methods, and quantitative methods, are encouraged. We want to especially encourage Racial Equity proposals that focus on the following areas: (1) innovative forms of measurement and assessment, (2) artificial intelligence (AI), and (3) current political challenges in k-12 and higher education around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As with other Spencer grant programs, this program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not required to be developed around a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or geographic location. The organizers will be accepting applications for projects ranging from one to five years with budgets up to $75,000.

Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Racial Equity Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession. While graduate students may be part of the research team, they may not be named the PI or Co-PI on the proposal.

The PI must be affiliated with a non-profit organization or public/governmental institution that is willing to serve as the administering organization if the grant is awarded. The Spencer Foundation does not award grants directly to individuals. Examples include non-profit or public colleges, universities, school districts, and research facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS (or equivalent non-profit status if the organization is outside of the United States).

Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however, all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. dollars.


Further information: website of the program; Maricelle Garcia, 

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[Boletín SIUN 678, 16/17 de mayo de 2024]