The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research on youth employment, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). 

Proposals are invited from Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines who are interested in pursuing policy-relevant research and working with ASPE to maximize the policy impact of their work.  

IRP has established this small grants program to support timely secondary analyses of existing data to address emerging policy-relevant research questions and to provide seed funding for preliminary and pilot work that will likely lead to high-impact research. Researchers will participate in partnership consultations with IRP and ASPE throughout the grant cycle and will be asked to consider integrating this feedback into their projects and ongoing research.   

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CDT November 15, 2019