Funding Opportunities


WEST COAST POVERTY CENTER
CALL FOR PROPOSALS


The West Coast Poverty Center at the University of Washington is a regional hub for research, education, and policy analysis leading to greater understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and the effects of public policy on poverty.


The West Coast Poverty Center (WCPC) at the University of Washington (UW) currently invites applications for the following funding opportunity:
~ Social Policy Research Fellowship


WCPC SOCIAL POLICY RESEARCH (SPR) FELLOWSHIP 2012-14

The SPR Fellows Program will create teams of university scholars, doctoral trainees and policy practitioners who can generate and use the highest quality research to develop the most effective policy and program interventions to address issues of poverty, inequality, and asset development. The Program will leverage the resources of each of its partners to generate timely, relevant research and to increase capacity among scholars and professionals to produce and use such research in the future. Doctoral student Fellows will be recruited into the SPR Program after completing foundational training in one of the participating UW departments or professional schools.

With SPR support, Fellows will complete one year of specialized, interdisciplinary coursework and a second year of applied research training under the supervision of a UW Faculty Mentor and a Policy Mentor in a public or nonprofit organization in the region. Each SPR internship will culminate in a research product that will be disseminated to both the sponsoring organization and the academic community.

The WCPC Social Policy Research Fellowship will fund University of Washington Ph.D. students up to two academic years (e.g., six quarters), beginning September 2012. Funding includes tuition and a stipend equivalent to .50 FTE at the University rate for doctoral students employed as Research Assistants.

Click here for more details on the 2012-14 Social Policy Research Fellowship
Click here for the full application announcement for the 2012-14 Social Policy Research Fellowship [PDF]



**THE FOLLOWING CALLS FOR PROPOSALS ARE CLOSED**
Any future calls for proposals will be posted here.


WCPC POVERTY AND POLICY SMALL GRANT 2010-11

The WCPC Poverty and Policy Small Grants program supports new and continuing research on topics relating to the causes, consequences and effective responses to poverty on the west coast. Priority will be given to projects that are regionally-focused on the west coast states and nationally significant in their implications for understanding poverty and advancing policy responses. Scholars working in any discipline are encouraged to apply. The Center awarded grants of up to $15,000.
Click here for more details on the 2010-11 Poverty & Policy Small Grant (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the full RFP for the Poverty & Policy Small Grant [PDF] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the application cover sheet in Word for the Poverty & Policy Small Grant [DOC] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)


WCPC EMERGING POVERTY SCHOLAR SMALL GRANT 2010-11

The WCPC Emerging Poverty Scholar Grant supports new and continuing research on topics relating to the causes, consequences and effective responses to poverty in the U.S. by scholars at the University of Washington who are in an early stage of their careers. Scholars working in any discipline are encouraged to apply. The Center awarded grants of up to $15,000.
Click here for more details on the Emerging Poverty Scholar Small Grant (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the full RFP for the Emerging Poverty Scholar Small Grant [PDF] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the application cover sheet in Word for the Emerging Poverty Scholar Small Grant [DOC] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)


WCPC DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP 2010-11

The WCPC Dissertation Fellowship supports University of Washington dissertation research on topics relating to the causes, consequences and effective responses to poverty in the U.S. Research should directly address, as a whole or in part, issues of poverty and inequality in the U.S. and the effects and/or implications for policy.
Click here for more details on the Dissertation Fellowship (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the full RFP for the Dissertation Fellowship [pdf] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)
Click here for the application cover sheet in Word for the Dissertation Fellowship [doc] (this call for proposal is closed; the file is here for reference purposes only)