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RESI Supports Student Research Through First Ever Fundraising Campaign

The Research First Campaign is an invitation for Texas A&M’s community to support transformative research within race and ethnic studies. It is the first fundraising campaign led by the Race & Ethnic Studies Institute. The Research First campaign is a benefit to current Aggies, at all levels and across all disciplines, by creating the opportunity to conduct word-class research. 

About the Research First Campaign

The Research First campaign will foster cutting edge research that meaningfully contributes to race and ethnic studies. Students come to Texas A&M – the largest and most research intensive Hispanic-Serving Institution in the country – because we offer the chance for students to deeply understand and critically engage some of the world’s most pressing problems. That’s why the Race & Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI) actively supports ambitious and innovative student research in race and ethnic studies. By making a donation now, you can make a difference in Aggieland that will promote creativity and the value of research. A donation of any size can make the difference for a student looking to visit an important archive, conduct invaluable fieldwork, or recruit needed participants for their study. 

So far this year, we have funded projects for 8 students – including our first ever undergraduate grantee. RESI is committed to increasing the research capacity and the intellectual development of all Aggies, at all levels and across all disciplines. That’s why RESI supports graduate student research projects like Megan Bodily’s “Understanding Undergraduate Students’ Experiences of Belonging” and Leslie Torres’ “Challenging ‘Bad Sons of Uncle Sam’: Ethnic Mexican Acts of Resistance in Early 20th Century Texas”.

As the calendar year comes to an end, RESI is launching its first ever giving campaign to raise money to support our undergraduate and graduate student research programs. Your gift of $25 or more can help us build and grow these student grant programs:

  1. Undergraduate Research Grant: This program supports undergraduate students engaged in faculty-directed research projects related to race and ethnic studies. 
  2. Graduate Small Research Grant: This program supports graduate students engaged in independent research projects related to race and ethnic studies.

How to Make an Impact on Student Research

Your gift to support Aggies will strengthen and enhance their experience at Texas A&M. You’ll help to ensure that we’re providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs. Join our efforts in supporting student research in race and ethnic studies by making a donation at: Our goal for this inaugural campaign is 64 donors — that’s 2 donors for each of the 32 years RESI has existed. Regardless of whether you can give right now, please share this message in your network and like and share our posts on social media.