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Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality

For DU Students

Welcome to IRISE!

As students at DU, there are many ways to be involved with IRISE including both graduate and undergraduate student research, creative project, and professional development grants. As well as the opportunity to become affiliated with IRISE in order to disseminate your own research and gain access to faculty research at DU. 

Grant deadlines for students will be forthcoming.  Grants for Graduate students to present at conferences are reviewed on a rolling basis until all funds are exhausted.  Please see Graduate Student Research Grants for more details. If you would like to be notified when the guidelines are made available, please email IRISE.

Pioneer Pathways Program (P3)

P3 has a specific goal to nurture the strengths of academically successful incoming students from historically underrepresented communities and prepare them to pursue additional academic degrees, such as a Master's or Doctorate. The program supports IRISE’s mission to develop students who are underrepresented in various fields where an advanced degree is required as a condition of employment. In connection to DU’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence and Diversity, P3 is aimed to provide students with impactful research opportunities, social and cultural support, meaningful mentorship, and personal growth. 

The Roger Salters Institute (RSI)

Entering its fourth year, the Roger Salters Institute is a program designed to encourage and support graduate students from historically marginalized groups and women to pursue faculty and administrative positions in academia. The Salters Institute provides graduate students with insights, information, and strategies from faculty and administrators who have spent their careers navigating the racialized and gendered reality of academe.

Named after the distinguished Dr. Roger Salters, the Institute continues his work by engaging graduate students from historically marginalized populations with the opportunity to engage with current faculty of color regarding the ins and outs of becoming a faculty member.