Sunday, January 25, 2015

The January 2015 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted

Colleagues: for those of you interested in news and help about and with grant writing, this is an excellent source. Please do take a look at it.

The January 2015 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to: 

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University.  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program RFP for 2015

The Research & Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 selection cycle.  Deadline for proposals March 15, 2015. Award period is one year, with funds available July 1, 2015.15.

For more information about the program go to

This year proposals will be accepted and reviewed through CompetitionSpace (  To submit, log in using your unity ID, and click "Apply."

I encourage faculty to look into this. This program doesn't always fund our kind of work, but it sometimes does, with excellent results. Let me know if I can help with your application. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth: Funding for Research on Economic Inequality

Dear Colleague:

I’m writing to inform you about a funding opportunity for researchers and graduate students who are associated with U.S. universities. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth has funds available to support scholarly research on the various channels through which economic growth and stability is affected by economic inequality. They are considering proposals in the areas of household economics, human capital in a generational context, innovation and entrepreneurship, and governance of social and political institutions. Letters of inquiry are due by February 1, 2015.

Detailed 2015 Request for Proposals [1]

The Request for Proposals explains the four areas of inquiry. Doctoral grants are available at the $15,000 level, while Academic Grants are typically in the range of $25,000 to $100,000.

Grants Awarded for 2014 [2]

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth awarded 15 grants in 2014. Topics touched on the issues of gender equality, early child development, school finance, the application of behavioral economics, and employment performance in international perspective. The grants went to scholars from multiple disciplines, such as sociology, public policy, economics, city and regional planning, law, and government.
These grants provide an excellent opportunity to become engaged in what many consider to be the paramount issue of our time: the huge expansion of economic inequality and its impact on the quality of life and the stability of the American economy and society. The executive director of the Washington Center is Heather Boushey [3], a distinguished economist who has written widely on employment, social policy and the well-being of families.

Dan Marschall
AFL-CIO Policy Department and
George Washington University