Supporting Scholars for Diversity
Our Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE) provides a fund of $10,000 annually for graduate student projects and presentations. Our undergraduate IRISE (In)Equality scholars also earn fellowships of up to $2,000, and we provide our faculty members with up to $5,000 per project per academic year.
With our graduate fellowships, we support scholars like Molly Sarubbi, who researches equity in educational access. Emily Harrington, also an IRISE graduate research fellow, works to increase culturally and linguistically appropriate services provided to our Latino and Latina communities through our Professional Psychology Clinic.
Funded Research & Events
In supporting research, scholarship, and creative works IRISE follows the principle that it is not enough to study (in)equality, but it is our responsibility to use the knowledge we acquire to promote changes leading to increased social justice and equality. The IRISE Research/Creative Work Grant aims to facilitate interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative works that seek to deepen our understanding of inequalities (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation) that impact the quality of life for historically marginalized communities and/or to promote equality in historically underrepresented communities.
The Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality, aims to facilitate interdisciplinary endeavors in teaching and learning, research, and creative works focused on promoting equality for domestic historically marginalized communities. With the goal of providing an intellectual home for faculty and students at DU to engage in this work, IRISE supports graduate research and scholarship related to the study of (in)equality with a $10,000 graduate fund each academic year. The grant may fund expenses associated with a clearly defined research project or with a conference paper presentation.