Upjohn Grants and Awards

2015 Early Career Research Awards

The Upjohn Institute requests proposals for Early Career Research Awards (formerly called Mini-Grants). These grants are intended to provide resources to junior faculty (untenured and within six years of having earned a PhD) to carry out policy-related research on labor market issues. The Institute encourages research proposals on all issues related to labor markets and public workforce policy.

The deadline to apply is February 2, 2015.

2015 ECR Awards Announcement

Recent Award Recipients

2015 Dissertation Award

The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

The deadline to apply is July 6, 2015.

2015 Dissertation Award Announcement

The 2014 Award winners are:

  • First prize (co-winners)
    • Conrad Miller, MIT, for "Essays on Labor Market Inequality"
    • Owen Zidar, University of California, Berkeley, for "Labs of Democracy: Using Regional Variation to Understand Fiscal Policy Issues"
  • Honorable mention
    • Quentin Brummet, Michigan State University, for "Three Essays in the Economics of Education"