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Graduate Resources

A Graduate Certificate in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) is available to TCU graduate students as a supplement to existing master’s and doctoral degrees programs. You have available resources in your home departments; however, you can explore the resources below that are specific for students engaged in the CRES certificate.

CRES is pleased to provide limited number of $150 in conference travel funding awards (one per student this fiscal year) to enrolled graduate students in the CRES Graduate certificate.

If you have presented or intend to present a CRES related paper and wish to receive funding, please send a formal request to Orlando Lara with the following information:

Name, ID number, Title of Presentation, Name of Conference, Conference URL or call for papers URL, A 2-3 line description of how your paper relates to CRES, a detailed Budget (Registration, Transportation, Lodging, Meals and any relevant information such as attendance at a paid conference workshop or room sharing).

Please follow TCU reimbursement procedures and note that TCU accepts only original receipts.

J.M. Kaplan Fund – Furthermore Grants in Publishing 

Furthermore Grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation.


Mellon Scholars Programs at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in African American History

These competitive programs are designed to increase the participation of scholars from underrepresented backgrounds and others in the field of African American history prior to 1900.


Humane Studies Fellowship

The Humane Studies Fellowship is a renewable, non-residency award of up to $15,000 per year to support current or future students enrolled in full-time PhD programs. Intended for students interested in developing, teaching, and applying classical liberal ideas and the principles of a free society, this program supports research and teaching in both the social sciences and the humanities.


Ford Foundation Fellowship

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.