Deadline to apply for the 2019 Upjohn Dissertation Award is July 5

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. Dissertations will be evaluated by a panel of economists using the following criteria:

  • Policy relevance
  • Technical quality of the research
  • Presentation

Any person whose dissertation has been accepted during the 24-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 is eligible for the 2019 prize. The deadline for submission is July 5, 2019. Applicants must send a 10-page summary of the dissertation, CV, and a letter of endorsement from their dissertation advisor to the following address:

Upjohn Institute Dissertation Award
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
300 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-4686

or by email to

Applicants are advised that they will need to supply a copy of their entire dissertation if they are selected as a finalist, and they may only apply for the award once. More information is also available here.

Date: July 1, 2019