RITM provides significant support to Yale graduate and professional students. Our interdisciplinary RITM Seminars bring leading researchers to campus for classroom discussions and public lectures. Graduate Fellows share their work-in-progress with peers and faculty members, receive research funding, and participate in professional development opportunities. RITM Dissertation Writing Groups gather students from departments such as African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, History, Political Science, and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. Finally, RITM provides Research and Conference Travel Awards to Yale graduate and professional students in Medicine, Nursing, Divinity, Public Health, Forestry and Environmental Studies, the humanities and social sciences, and other fields. Recent travel grants have allowed students to research Latinx businesses in New York City; African diasporic music in France and Portugal; indigenous communities and food security in Canada; and Asian Americans and the carceral state.