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Funding Opportunities

Supported through the provost’s Anti-Racism Initiative, the Anti-Racism Collaborative will offer a set of grant programs totalling over $1.7 million to support research innovation and engagement of anti-racism research for public impact. These grant opportunities are available to all current University of Michigan (U-M) faculty, and also include opportunities for staff and student engagement. One goal in offering these different programs is to support scholarly engagement in our community for those at all stages — from brand new research collaborations and developing ideas, to building and expanding on existing research and collaborations in ways that advance knowledge and impact even more effectively and powerfully.

Faculty Anti-Racism Grant

The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), in partnership with the Anti-Racism Collaborative, administers a grants program to catalyze interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research and scholarship on racial inequality and racial justice. Grants range in funding from $50,000 to $100,000.

The 2021 grantees were announced in Fall 2021 (see the original call for proposals here). The submission deadline for the 2022 grant cycle is June 1.

Research Seed Grants to Advance Anti-Racism

Drawing on NCID’s Grants for Social Change model, small seed grants are available through the Anti-Racism Collaborative to support faculty research and scholarship on topics related to racism, racial equity, and racial justice. These grants support new ideas or allow for an expansion of existing projects in ways that significantly enhance theoretical and/or methodological rigor, precision, nuance. Grants range in funding from $5,000 to $20,000.

The 2021 grantees were announced in Fall 2021 (see the original call for proposals here). The next call for applications will open in Summer 2022.

Grants for Innovations in Public Scholarship and Engagement for Racial Equity and Justice

The Anti-Racism Collaborative will offer grants to support the use, application, dissemination, and/or translation of research and scholarship for public engagement and positive impact. Funds will support individual projects, collaborative projects, or workgroups that seek to develop, integrate, and share novel methods and approaches for effective and useful public engagement of research on racism and racial equity (e.g., ranging from diverse forms of public writing and scholarship, to community-engaged projects, to public policy at local, state, or national level). Project proposals will be co-developed by U-M faculty or research staff and may have the opportunity to collaborate with a community partner, and ideally engage students and community members, as appropriate for the project topic and goals. Grants will be offered in partnership with the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning.

More information will be available in Winter 2022.

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