Policy Research grants: The Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals to conduct original, policy-relevant research on labor market and regional economic development issues.
The Institute expects its grantees to produce two distinct products: 1) a Research Paper and 2) a Policy Brief. The Research Paper is expected to be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and acceptable papers will be published in the Upjohn Institute Working Paper series. The Policy Brief expands upon the policy implications of the analysis presented in the Research Paper, and its 12-page format is intended to be accessible to practitioners and policymakers. The maximum funding amount is $15,000.
Mini-grants: The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program, which is reserved for untenured junior faculty within six years of earning their PhD degree, is to provide flexibility to meet special funding needs that, without support, would prevent researchers from pursuing the project. Funds could be used as summer compensation or to acquire special data sets, meet unusual computer processing or programming needs, or cover travel to collect primary data. Special consideration will be given to those who use data from the Institute’s Employment Research Data Center. The maximum funding for a Mini-Grant is $5,000.
Deadline for proposals is February 27, 2009.
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