Webinar

Request for Research Proposals: Information Session

Learn more about a new research grant opportunity from SEF and the TIAA Institute

June 9, 2021  |  2 p.m. ET | Watch the recording below

The Southern Education Foundation, in partnership with the TIAA Institute, is accepting research proposals focused on the following themes: the impact of COVID-19 on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the impact of COVID-19 on racial wealth disparities.

We have a strong interest in the following research topics but welcome proposals relevant to any of our priority areas:

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HBCUs:

  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the Financial Stability of HBCUs
  • The Effect of Technological Innovation on Distance or Blended Learning and Educational Services at HBCUs
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on the HBCU Workforce
  • The Impact of the Pandemic on College Affordability

IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON RACIAL WEALTH DISPARITIES:

  • Strategies for Improving Outcomes of Households with Educational Loan Debt
  • The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Financial Well-Being and Racial Wealth Disparities
  • The Impact of the Racial Wealth Gap on Educational Attainment
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Workforce Participation and Labor Market Outcomes
  • The Impact of Student Debt on Racial Wealth Inequality

This RFP is open to any faculty member or scholar with an active appointment at an HBCU. Research teams may include a non-HBCU faculty member or scholar. Junior faculty members are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is July 2, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time. Awards will be granted in August 2021.