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Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

Race & Ethnicity Research Project Grants

The Race & Ethnicity Research Project (RERP) initiative is designed to support faculty scholarship in the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging space that advances race relations at UNF and in the greater Jacksonville, FL area.

Projects: Funds may be used for research projects that:

  1. apply investigative methodologies to specifically address race and ethnic relations

  2. partner with local grassroots individuals/organizations who are currently doing work in the

    race and ethnicity space

  3. and, collaborate with high school and/or undergraduate student researchers

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include all permanent tenure-line faculty and library faculty who are proposing a project to the RERP. The project should contribute to a scholarly agenda that falls within the applicant’s assigned responsibilities at the university. A faculty member can only lead or co-lead one submission for this funding but can provide support for other projects.

To support interdisciplinary, collaborative research, a project can include faculty teams across colleges and schools.

Funding: Up to $10,000 per project. Eligible expenditures include travel for project purposes, equipment, supplies, student support, contractual services, and faculty summer salary. All expenditures must be made in accordance with university policies and regulations; typical exclusions for E&G funds apply. Travel to conferences is not supported. Funds must be expended before June 2023.

Application: The deadline for proposals is November 15, 2022 by 5 pm. An application template is available for submitting the following information:

  • Section 1: Cover Page (include additional Section 1(b) pages for collaborators).
  • Section 2: Abstract (maximum of 200 words). Provide a summary of the proposed project.
  • Section 3: Proposal Narrative (maximum of 3 pages, double-spaced). It is recommended that applicants follow the outline provided on the template.
  • Section 4: Budget
  • Section 5: Role of Applicant and Impact on Race & Ethnicity Agenda (maximum of 200 words; one is required for each collaborating faculty member)
  • Section 6: Curriculum Vita (one is required for each collaborating faculty member)
  • RERP grant applications should be submitted electronically at
    (Once you have successfully completed the RERP Grant Application you will be emailed a template for your proposal narrative and project budget.)

Review Criteria: All proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated ambition and intellectual promise of the project
  • Project design, feasibility, and potential impact on the UNF and greater Jacksonville, FL community
  • Qualifications of the applicant(s), including evidence of previous success Impact of the project on the career development of the applicant(s)
  • The likelihood that the project will position the applicant(s) for external funding.
    Reporting Requirements: Grant recipients must submit a short (2–3 pages) final report (or interim report in those cases where the project is still ongoing) by September 1st, 2023 that describes the current state of the project, its outcomes and impacts accomplished to date, and any future plans to build upon the project. Applicants must acknowledge the support of a UNF Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnic Relations Grant on any scholarly product resulting from the funding.

Unexpended funds will revert back to the ISRER.