2018 Online Submission Form

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

2018 Online Submission Form 
Request for Proposals

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth seeks to deepen our understanding of whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability. Our academic grants program is building a portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research investigating the various channels through which economic inequality may (or may not) impact economic growth and stability, both directly and indirectly. 


We are currently requesting proposals in four areas: 


Macroeconomics
How, if at all, does economic inequality have an impact on macroeconomic growth and stability? 


Human Capital and the Labor Market
How, if at all, does economic inequality affect the development of human capital, and to what extent do aggregate trends in human capital explain inequality dynamics? 


Innovation
How, if at all, does economic inequality impact the quantity and quality of innovation? 


Institutions
How, if at all, do levels and trends in economic inequality effect the quality of social, economic, and political institutions contributing to economic well-being and economic growth? 

Principal Investigator Information
Please upload a recent CV.

Through the financial and professional support offered by our grant program, Equitable Growth is fostering a community of academics to accelerate research on economic inequality and growth and to strengthen the pipeline of scholars working in this space. Diversity is an important component of the study of inequality and growth, as is the inclusiveness of the community engaged in this scholarship. In that spirit, we ask you to provide basic demographic information. Answers to these questions are not required.

Co-Principal Investigator (1)
Please provide co-principal investigator information, if applicable.
Co-Principal Investigator (2)
Please provide additional co-principal investigator information, if applicable.
Co-Principal Investigator (3)
Please provide additional co-principal investigator information, if applicable.
Other Collaborators
About Your Project




Academic Letter of Inquiry
Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) are short descriptions of a research project. LOIs should be approximately 1,200 words. Those over 2,000 words will not be considered. LOIs should describe the problem addressed by the research project, the methodological approach, and include a timeline for completion.

Please upload your LOI. If you experience difficulties, you may email it to grants@equitablegrowth.org.
Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Proposal
Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Proposals should include the problem or question your research addresses and how it relates to Equitable Growth’s mission, anticipated contribution to existing scholarship, detailed methodological approach, potential policy implications, and timeline for completion. Proposals should be no more than 6 single-spaced pages with standard font and margins (not including bibliography).

Please upload your proposal. If you experience difficulties, you may email it to grants@equitablegrowth.org.
Junior Fellow Application
Equitable Growth has launched an in-residence Junior Fellow Program. The position is open to pre-dissertation or post-doctoral scholars whose research aligns with Equitable Growth’s funding priorities. Junior fellows are given office space, a full-time salary, and professional support, and are expected to support Equitable Growth’s grant program. Tenure is at least one academic year, with the possibility of extension into a second year. Application to the program requires two academic letters of reference and a statement of purpose.
Please submit two academic letters of reference and a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should be about two pages and should describe your motivating research questions, the direction you anticipate your research agenda taking and how that relates to Equitable Growth’s mission, as well as how you hope to spend your time in Washington and how that will help further your career/research. Junior Fellow applicants will automatically be considered for a Doctoral/Post-Doctoral grant.
Preliminary Project Budget
Please note that Doctoral/Post-Doctoral grants are set at $15,000 over one year.
Please provide a general breakdown of the costs for which you are requesting support (approximately 50 to 150 words). If invited to submit a full proposal, a more detailed project budget will be required. If you are a Doctoral applicant and anticipate using funds for something other than stipend support (i.e. data purchase, research related travel, etc.), please note that here.

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