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The well-substantiated racial differences in research support are yet another hurdle that scholars of color face—one that sets many of us behind.

Victor Ray, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, argues this notion in a recent Inside Higher Ed piece.

In the first essay in a two-part series, Ray provides advice for getting research funding in graduate school. In doing so, he outlines how disparities in graduate funding are deeply racialized, and how that connects to broader racial issues in higher education.

In the second essay, Ray will offer practical advice on how students of color can increase their chances of receiving funding and why they should apply for everything.