Applications accepted through Feb. 1 for Dissertation Research Grants

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For the second year, the Upjohn Institute is funding dissertation research on employment issues in partnership with the Russell Sage Foundation’s Dissertation Research Grants program. The application deadline is February 1.

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 Upjohn Institute 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 at a later date.

In May, 2023, the Upjohn Institute announced the six doctoral students who make up the first class of Dissertation Research Grantees.

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The Upjohn Institute separately offers awards for the best completed doctoral dissertation and awards to support researchers who have obtained a doctorate degree within the last six years. Information on each of these programs is at Grants and Awards.

Date: January 19, 2024