In 2014, the Upjohn Institute launched the Promise Research Consortium with funding from Lumina Foundation. The goal of the consortium is to develop a research agenda and accompanying body of work that empirically assesses the impact of place-based scholarship programs on postsecondary attainment and local economic development.

Involving 11 researchers, the Promise Research Consortium has carried out the following activities:

Researchers involved in the Promise Research Consortium are:

  • Jennifer Ash, Abt Associates
  • Timothy Bartik, W.E. Upjohn Institute
  • Robert Bifulco, Syracuse University
  • Gabriella Gonzalez, RAND
  • Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute
  • Jennifer Iriti, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ashley Miller, College of the Holy Cross
  • Michelle Miller-Adams, W.E. Upjohn Institute
  • Gary Ritter, University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • Ross Rubenstein, Syracuse University
  • Hosung Sohn, Syracuse University