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Methods Matter: Understanding and Measuring Race and Racism in Health Research

Sep 29, 2023 at -

Research is essential for understanding, quantifying, and eliminating disparities in health outcomes. While racism generates and maintains health inequities, there is less clarity and consensus about how racism can…


We are pleased to support high-quality undergraduate and graduate student research in the interdisciplinary fields of race, ethnicity, and immigration. This includes grants for faculty-directed research conducted by Penn undergraduates, fellowships for independent graduate and undergraduate student research, and conference and training grants for graduate students. Funded by the Turner Schulman Endowed Research Fund, calls for applications (CFAs) are issues twice per academic year. See current CFAs for deadlines for graduate student proposals. Undergraduate and faculty proposals are considered year-round and there is no deadline to apply. 

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The Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration (CSERI)'s goal is to support cutting edge research and encourage the formation of collaborative research networks at Penn and beyond. Among its activities, CSERI hosts post-doctoral fellows and visiting scholars, offers funding for graduate and undergraduate student research, and supports workshops led by the Center’s affiliates.