Calls for Proposals and Grants for Food Assistance Research

Posted by on March 25, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Harris School of Public Policy Invites Proposals for Food Assistance Research
Deadline: May 1, 2005

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago (<a href=""></a>) has announced a Research Development Grants program for social science scholars interested in food assistance research.

The program is designed to encourage experienced researchers in other areas to start projects in the area of food assistance research using innovative approaches and research methods; smaller, start-up projects with the potential to make a significant contribution to food assistance research; and younger and junior scholars to develop research agendas in the area of food assistance.

Awards will be made to scholars who propose research, including, but not limited to, interactions between food assistance programs and other welfare programs with respect to participation, administration, budget exposure, as well as the role of food assistance as a personal and fiscal stabilizer; the effects of the macroeconomic environment on the need for food assistance, level of participation, and food assistance program costs; and the well-being of current and former food assistance recipients. Other topics related to welfare reform and macroeconomic interactions with food assistance will be considered.

Grants will be awarded in amounts of $20,000 to $25,000 for the 2005-06 program. Exceptions may be made for particularly strong projects, in which case grants of up to $40,000 may be awarded. The awards will cover a period of performance from approximately July 1, 2005, through December 31, 2006. Funding will be issued through a subcontract from the University of Chicago with the researcher’s institution. Applicants must hold a Ph.D.

Visit the Harris School Web site for complete program information and application instructions.

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