Faculty Grants for Research of Consequence to Advance Equity and Inclusion
The Milgard School of Business in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion is proud to establish its inaugural 2023 Faculty Research Grant to Advance Equity and Inclusion. This research grant is one way to enhance scholarly work (and the practice) of equity and inclusiveness in our communities. We are committed to supporting rigorous and equitable research of consequence that translates into action to build a more just and equitable society.
Research Grant Description
The grant prioritizes research that:
Increases capacity and collaboration across disciplines and schools within the University of Washington, Tacoma around questions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or social justice.
Encourages the development and training of emerging researchers
Bridges the critical gaps in knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in scholarship and practice.
Is motivated by real-world priorities that can counteract the harms of structural and systemic racism and improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes of communities exhibiting the greatest burdens. Rather than simply characterizing or documenting the extent of a problem, the research must be actionable in the real world and inform a specific course of action and/or establish a beneficial practice to “move the needle” on equity outcomes.
The grant will award $5,000 each for two meritorious proposals in each annual cycle.
Funds can be used for collecting data, traveling to a clinical site, or purchasing software and other materials needed for research.
Project should be completed within 12 months or fewer.
Applicants should be teams of scholars (across at least two schools) and must be full-time tenure track faculty at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
January 27, 2023: Call for proposals
February 28, 2023: Applications due
March 31, 2023: Awards announced
A complete, maximum 3-page application (or 4 pages with bibliography/references) must be submitted by the competition deadline as a single PDF document, using 12-point Times New Roman, single-line spacing, and 1” margin formatting. The application package must include:
Cover Sheet (1 page) including a statement on how the research addresses the goals of this funding opportunity.
Project Description (2 pages maximum) including brief description of methodology suitable for a multi-disciplinary audience and clearly explaining the scholarly and/or community impact of the project.
Clarity of prose; clarity of articulation of the research problem and project goals; clarity of methodology; significance of the research in relationship to the program goals in anti-racism, social justice and/or supporting marginalized communities; and appropriateness of budget.
The adjudication committee will consist of Vice Chancellor of E&I, DEI Director, Milgard School of Business, representatives from disciplines applying for the grant.
Successful awards will be transferred to the faculty member’s research budget through their unit dean.
Recipients will be expected to submit a completed document (article, chapter, book, media article, working paper, etc.) of their research and present their research at a campus-wide event.