The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on issues related to employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award furthers this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy thrust.
Early Career Research Awards
The Upjohn Institute offers Early Career Research Awards to provide resources to junior faculty (untenured and within six years of having earned a Ph.D.) 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.
Dissertation Research Grants
The Upjohn Institute funds dissertation research, with particular interest in policy-relevant research pertaining to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, in partnership with the Russell Sage Foundation.