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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality

Research Grants

Engaging and supporting faculty and students in research and professional development addressing issues of (in)equality is a central component of IRISE.  

IRISE offers research and creative projects grants, professional development grants, and other opportunities for faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students. 

Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)Equality (IRISE)

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.

Grant Eligibility
IRISE research/creative work grant are open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at DU. Interdisciplinary research teams are highly encouraged, as is research conducted between faculty and students.

Please see the menu to the left  for specific grant requirements based on affiliation.

Applications are available at

Application will be available until March 1, 2017. The IRISE Grant Committee will be reviewing applications and will announce the awardees in early May 2017.

If you have any questions regarding grant funding please email us.