Previous Grants AY 2021-2022

Research Theme for AY 2020-2021: Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts conducts yearly grant competitions that focus on particular research themes of timely importance to society.  We are pleased to announce that the theme for Academic Year 2020-21 is Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

The global COVID pandemic, disturbing instances of police violence, political polarization, and protests across the country and around the world have brought discussions of racism and racial/ethnic inequality into the national conversation in a way not seen since the civil rights era.  Informed by Notre Dame’s mission to be a powerful force for good, ISLA seeks to facilitate student and faculty engagement with questions raised by these events and the longer histories that inform them by sponsoring new scholarship that explores race and ethnicity in the United States.  Such work is vital to developing a deeper understanding of our society and how we can make it more just.