Research Funding Opportunities

Below are the research funding opportunities BRIDGE provides:

Working Groups

BRIDGE is devoting resources to a series of working group’s that will nurture intellectual clusters examining inequality and identifying solutions. The BRIDGE working group's goal is to develop a cross-disciplinary incubator that will encourage scholarly researchers of different backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions within the Greater Houston region and facilitate rigorous exploration of emerging research areas. Deadline to submit applications is January 9, 2022.

Seed Grants

The initiative provides seed funding to support research endeavors that explore inequality within the racially and ethnically diverse environment of Houston and the broader Gulf Coast Region. We seek proposals for new research endeavors, extensions of current projects, the generation of new data, and/or academic partnerships that address or inform our understanding of inequality. In particular, we encourage research that builds on Rice University’s specializations in the areas of urban, health, and education inequality. Applications for Seed Grants are closed.

Visiting Scholar Grants

To promote and support engagement with external scholars, practitioners, and professionals that enrich ongoing or potential projects that contribute to the initiative’s vision, we invite applications from the Rice University community for funding to support visitors to Rice during the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in Spring 2022.