Deadline for Early Career Research Awards approaching

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Applications for the Upjohn Institute's 2024 Early Career Research Awards are due Jan. 21.

Early Career Research Awards provide resources for junior researchers (within six years of earning a Ph.D.) to carry out policy-related research on employment issues. Funding for each award is $7,500.

The institute encourages research proposals on all issues related to employment and public workforce policy. Research of interest may examine how policies affect overall labor market outcomes or the labor market outcomes of different groups. Junior researchers in economics, sociology, public policy, political science and related fields may apply.

The Upjohn Institute has supported a wide array of research and researchers since naming the first Early Career Research Award winners in 2007. See a list of past winners and summaries of their projects.

Early Career Research Award recipients are expected to write a research paper based on the funded work, submit the paper to the Institute’s working paper series, and prepare a synopsis of the research for use as a policy brief and for possible publication in the Institute’s newsletter, Employment Research.

Submissions should be made at

Date: January 10, 2024