- Fund Type: Grant. Residential: No. Eligibility: Faculty; The Mini-Grants are reserved for untenured junior faculty within six years of earning their PhD.
- Award: $5,000 - $10,000
- Deadline: February 1
- Details: The Upjohn Institute announces a call for applications for Policy Research Grants and Mini-Grants. Policy Research Grants are open to any interested researcher, while Mini-Grants are restricted to nontenured faculty members. Any proposal related to employment issues will be considered, but the Institute encourages research relevant to labor market issues of the recent/ongoing recession and recovery. A conference on these issues will be held at the Institute in Fall 2010, and successful grantees may be invited to participate. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
* vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, older workers, and youths
* "jobless recovery": causes and consequences
* structural change and the cycle
* sectoral adjustments: autos, fi nance, real estate, etc.
* entrepreneurship, self-employment, and job creation
* workforce programs: challenges and opportunities
* UI extension and consequences
* finance and labor markets
* housing, migration, and regional adjustments
* state and local budgets and employment
* executive compensation