Letters of inquiry for academic grants
are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Letters of inquiry are short descriptions of a research project. They should be approximately two pages in length. Letters of inquiry that are more than 1,500 words will not be considered. The word limit is designed to encourage concision and clarity.
Letters of inquiry must include:
* Problem addressed by the research
* Engagement with and expected contribution to the literature
* Methodological approach, including data sources and research design*Status of data access
* Timeline for completion
Applicants may choose to use this suggested template
when drafting their letter of inquiry.
If tables, graphs, or other images are helpful in explaining your project, they can be included. While they will not count against the word limit, we encourage you to limit the use of images to one or two.
We encourage applicants to consider policy implications. Development of new data sources is also of interest.