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Applications for Two Graduate Student Funding Opportunities Due September 1

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The Race & Ethnic Studies Institute is proud to offer funding for graduate student research projects early in the academic year. We know that students are coming off the summer ready to hit the ground running and we want to be able to support that ambitious work. We’re doing that with two programs.

Two Graduate Student Funding Opportunities

black and white illustration of a megaphone with the words "your voice matters" coming from itThe RESI-Cantú Graduate Research Fellowships are an ongoing initiative formed out of a partnership between RESI and the Carlos H. Cantú Endowment & Scholarship Fund. While in the past, we only hosted one competition per year and funded up to two people, this year we’re having two competitions (one due September 1, the other due February 1) with up to two awards per competition. Awards are for research related expenses and will be funded for up to $5,000.

The Graduate Student Small Research Grants are for smaller projects of to fulfill niche research needs. They are available for up to $1,000 and will fund projects at various stages of development. This is a new funding program and we’re excited to see what needs we’ll be able to fulfill. Like the RESI-Cantú program, this grant will be offered in two competitions this academic year: September 1 and February 1. So if you miss out on the first round, you’ll have another chance in the spring.

RESI Funding Priorities

The Race & Ethnic Studies Institute is dedicated to fostering, celebrating, and producing cutting edge research related to race and ethnic studies. A wide range of research projects that examine the salience of race and ethnicity are of interest to RESI, however, proposals connecting to the RESI HSI Research Initiative portfolio are particularly encouraged. Texas A&M University is amongst the largest and most well resourced (in terms of total annual research expenditures) Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the country. RESI is strongly committed to building our university’s profile in HSI-related research. To best focus our research investment, we expect that somewhere between half and two-thirds of grants made will be channeled into the HSI Research Initiative portfolio.