The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity invites proposals for projects related to the advancement of the CRE2 research mission and the 2020-2023 CRE2 Programmatic Themes. CRE2 will award Seed Grants of up to $15,000 per grant project. The principal aim of this program is to assist in the development of research ideas (e.g. preliminary analyses, pilot studies, conceptual schemas, archival work, etc.) that have the potential to significantly enhance scientific and cultural methodologies and to garner external research support. Priority will be given to research projects that include the following criteria:

  • Facilitate multidisciplinary research linkages and establish collaborative research partnerships across campuses and academic/research units, or with local, national and international organizations and agencies
  • Include early career faculty or “new” investigators (those who have not previously obtained external funding) as principal or co-principal investigators
  • Support undergraduate or graduate assistance in the completion of research activities
  • Focus on areas of critical interest to CRE2, the campus, and St. Louis community
  • Have not previously received CRE2 grant support, with the exception of Small Grants

To amplify research, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity is partnering with the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and the Institute for Public Health to expand the impact of research seed grants. 

WEIDENBAUM CENTER ON THE ECONOMY, GOVERNMENT, AND PUBLIC POLICY  

The Weidenbaum Center is a research institute at Washington University in St. Louis that supports social scientific research in the fields of economics, political science, and sociology. The Weidenbaum Center funds faculty research, provides administrative support for research activities, and sponsors a wide range of public affairs programs. The Weidenbaum Center serves as a bridge between scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Through scientific research and events informed by rigorous scholarship, the Weidenbaum Center addresses many of the pressing issues facing America and the world today. 

Seed Grant proposals that seek funding for a social science research project and include a PI or Co-PI in economics, political science, and/or sociology1, may apply for matching funds of up to $15,000, increasing the total seed grant award to up to $30,000. 

To apply for matching funds please include an additional Weidenbaum Matching Funds Budget and Weidenbaum Matching Funds Budget Rationale. Projects proposing matching funds will also be reviewed by the Weidenbaum leadership team. 

THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH 

The Institute for Public Health harnesses the strengths of Washington University in St. Louis to address the complex health issues and health disparities facing the St. Louis region and the world. The mission for public health at Washington University includes five objectives: 

  • To generate distinctive transdisciplinary research discoveries and service interventions that address significant community and population health problems 
  • To train a cadre of leaders who have an evidence-based approach to public health interventions, health services, and health policy 
  • To educate the next generation of academic leaders in community and population health sciences  
  • To eliminate health disparities and improve measurable health outcomes through sustained community and organizational partnerships 
  • To significantly influence the development of sound public health policy 

Seed Grant proposals that fulfill the mission of the Institute for Public Health can apply for matching funds of up to $15,000 increasing the total seed grant award to up to $30,000. To apply for matching funds please include an additional Institute for Public Health Matching Funds Budget and Institute for Public Health Matching Funds Budget Rationale. In the rationale, please provide written justification for how your proposed research aligns with the mission of the Institute for Public Health. Projects proposing matching funds will also be reviewed by the Institute for Public Health leadership team. 

Applications must include this title sheet and be submitted to cre2@wustl.edu by April 1, 2022.

Current Seed Grant Awardees:

African Centered Cultural Socialization Scale for Black Youth: A Preliminary Investigation of Reliability and Criterion Validity

Multiplier: Institute for Public Health

Sean Joe

Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development

Husain Lateef

Assistant Professor, Brown School


Is Americas democracy at Risk? Inter-Racial and Intra-Racial Differences in Support for Democratic Institutions and Processes

Multiplier: The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy

James Gibson

Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government


Characterizing Contextual Change and Its Impact on Health Behaviors, Mental Health, and Quality of Life Among Latin American Immigrants in St. Louis

Multiplier: Institute for Public Health

Deborah Salvo Dominguez

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Leopoldo J Cabassa

Associate Professor of Social Work