NPC Research Grants
The National Poverty Center pursues three primary goals in funding research through a national competition each winter and through on-campus competitions each fall and winter:
- To promote interdisciplinary research that would not otherwise have occurred
- To support and encourage research conducted by younger scholars
- To produce research with strong policy significance
Poverty Research Grants
Annually, the NPC provides funds to young scholars to conduct innovative research around a specific area of interest. Preference is given to non-tenured researchers with full-time academic appointments and researchers using new approaches and innovative methods.
Recipients are required to present their work at the national research conference in the following year, to place the work in our Working Paper Series, and to be available to participate in dissemination activities based on their research.
U-M Poverty Research Grants
Each year, we allocate modest funds to support promising projects among scholars at the University of Michigan, especially junior scholars. Proposals are evaluated based upon several factors, including the policy significance of the proposed project, the use of new data sources or innovative use of existing data, and the degree of support and training of graduate students.
Other NPC Grants
Occasionally, we receive funding to support a special grant competition.