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Applications for the 2023 Research in Color Mentorship Program are now closed! Please return in October 2024 to apply for the next cohort.


The Research in Color Foundation (Research in Color or RIC) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to increasing the number of Ph.D. students of color in economics & economics-adjacent disciplines while amplifying meaningful economic and policy research for communities of color.

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J-Pal & RIC

Together with J-PAL, RIC is proud to establish the Economics Transformation Project (ETP). ETP is a student-informed, full-pipeline program that aims to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field of economics for underrepresented minority (URM) scholars.
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Read 'A conversation with Research in Color' with J-PAL, featuring Rahma Ahmed, RIC Vice President (left) and Chinemelu Okafor, RIC Founder & President (right).