Dissertation Research Grants

The Upjohn Institute funds dissertation research on employment issues in partnership with the Russell Sage Foundation’s Dissertation Research Grants program. Eligible research focuses on employment-related topics in any discipline, with particular interest in policy-relevant research pertaining to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

The partnership funds at least six grants per year of up to $10,000 apiece. Applicants must be doctoral students at a U.S. institution of higher education who have completed all program requirements except for the dissertation. Winners may be invited to present their research at the Upjohn Institute.

The Upjohn Institute announced the six doctoral students who received the inaugural Dissertation Research Grants in May 2023.

For application information, visit 2024 Dissertation Research Grants.