NCUIRE Racial Justice - Request For Proposals (RFP)
NCUIRE, the program that facilitates undergraduate research mentorships in New College, is hosting a special call for proposals relating to the themes of racial justice and anti-racism. This RFP is for faculty-led projects that addresses some aspect of racism, including, but not limited to, systemic racism, racial injustice and anti-racism. Awards will be made at the NCUIRE Research Assistantship and NCUIRE Teams levels, and all requirements for NCUIRE awards will still apply except for the unique due date (Applications are due Friday October 1, 2021).
This NCUIRE RFP will support projects that strive for real and lasting racial equity globally and locally, to include on our campus, in our community, and beyond. Examples of possible types of projects include:
How is race “lived” in interactions with friends, relatives, strangers, and how it is experienced when people apply for jobs, look for housing, or participate in college?
What is the prevalence of racial disparities within local, national, and global contexts? What are the sources and consequences of such racial disparities?
How are the social responses to COVID-19 racialized?
What are some ways to lessen or eliminate racial prejudice and discrimination? This includes practical policy recommendations, educational interventions, or studies on political engagement/advocacy, or studies of race-related bias in AI and technology.
Is there racial content in classes at ASU and elsewhere? Can we analyze the effects of diversity within curricula on student outcomes, or assess how to best develop new courses and class assignments examining racial injustice?
What are some effective mechanisms to increase inclusivity and success in certain academic disciplines?
How do artists address race and racism through the creative process? What can be done to enhance the artistic careers of aspiring artists from stigmatized populations?
This NCUIRE RFP can be used to support any work, new or on-going, that deals with racial dynamics in institutions, groups, and individuals. The project can use any currently valid method, theory, or approach to scholarship, but we especially seek proposals that have real world applications to improving race relations during the COVID-19 era and beyond.