Request for Proposals for WCPC Grants to Support Practitioner-Academic Research Projects

To follow-up on the research questions that emerge from practitioner-academic interactions, the West Coast Poverty Center (WCPC) offers two types of funds to help support collaborations between WCPC scholars and community practitioners or agencies on topics related to poverty, social policy, and individual or family financial well-being, broadly construed. These funds are available through the support of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Micro-grants  of up to $400 will be provided on an ongoing basis to support the exploration of potential research partnerships, including funds to support meetings or focus groups to help determine the feasibility of a project. Grants will be accepted on an ongoing basis through July 2016.

Mini-grants of $5,000 - $10,000 are intended to support pilot studies, initial data analyses, and/or the development of applications for larger sources of funding.  Grant proposals will be solicited in April 2015 and October 2015.