The University of South Carolina is committed to ending racial injustice, racism and discrimination while promoting racial equity and racial justice throughout society. The Office of the Vice President for Research, working in collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is proud to accept proposals for the 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund (RJERF). Complete 2022 RJERF proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
The RJERF supports research that centers on race, racial justice and racial equity through ASPIRE Program funds. By empowering our world-class faculty to address these pressing issues, the University of South Carolina aims to promote real and lasting racial justice in our local community, state and nation.
This competitive research funding initiative is open to all faculty in all disciplines across the UofSC system. Most awards will fall into the range of $10,000 to $15,000, but larger infrastructure awards will be considered, contingent upon available funding. Examples of activities that may be considered for RJERF funding include but are not limited to:
- Developing new, innovative research or scholarly projects to deepen understanding of the ways race, racism and racial prejudice function in society and generate substantive advancements for racial equity or racial justice
- Taking existing research and scholarship on racial equity and justice in a new direction
- Organizing a conference or meeting with the goals of generating information on effective practices and gathering innovative ideas
Complete 2022 RJERF proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Download the Request for Proposals (pdf) for complete information on the 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Research Fund initiative, including proposal requirements, etc.
23 August 2021