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IU administration creates Racial Justice Research Fund for faculty

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To help fight racial injustices, the university has created the Racial Justice Research Fund to support IU faculty on all campuses conduct racial justice-related research, according to a release.

The university is encouraging faculty from different disciplines to apply, especially Black researchers, faculty whose research involves Black graduate students or involves partnerships with Black colleagues in other industries.

There are 25 grants of up to $15,000 each for racial justice-focused research projects. The Racial Justice Research Fund also connects funded researchers with teams to help secure external funding and will present on-going racial justice research workshops to engage university communities.

Research must be new, innovative or reevaluating the application of existing research. 

"Through the scholarly work of our faculty, the community-building initiatives of our culture centers, and our partnerships and civic engagements with the communities we serve, we are committed to a university where a diverse community can flourish," said James C. Wimbush, vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, dean of The University Graduate School, and the Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership in the release. 

Researchers looking to apply for the funding must use the form here, and applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis.

"The Racial Justice Research Fund is another effort to empower our faculty to apply their expertise to the translation of justified feelings of anger, frustration and uncertainty into thoughtful dialogue and action that will benefit our local and broader communities," Wimbush said.

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