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UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity (IRE) will offer four grant support categories for the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

  • Category A — (Research): To support scholarly research on racial and ethnic topics with the intention of publication.
  • Category B — (Curriculum Development): To support the development and teaching of new courses pertaining to racial and ethnic topics.
  • Category C — (Campus Activities): A miscellaneous category designed to support campus activities, guest lectures, fine arts performances, and/or other events regarding race, ethnicity and diversity.
  • Faculty Diversity Research Awards — To provide released time and support for categories of individuals who are tenure-track faculty members for their scholarly research and writing, thus enhancing their opportunities for achieving tenure.

The postmarked deadline for submission of proposals is April 7, 2008. More information on the Call for Support Grants can be found at or contact Tom Tonnesen at (414) 229-4700 or