The Dissertation Scholars program seeks to support Ph.D. candidates pursuing academic research that explores how inequality affects economic growth and stability. The program includes opportunities for professional development and mentorship, trainings, and exposure to how to make research relevant to today’s policy debates and accessible for the policymaking community. The Dissertation Scholars program is currently operating virtually. The majority of scholars’ time is spent pursuing their own research. Scholars are, however, required to assist with grant review, which consists of reading letters of inquiry and full proposals, logging reviews in the grants management system, and attending review meetings.
Equitable Growth is interested in research that develops disaggregated data (by race and ethnicity) and/or explores the impact of the shortcomings of currently available data sources on understanding differences in outcomes by group. The Foundation values new approaches to measuring differences across race and ethnicity in economic outcomes using proxies where detailed data on race and ethnicity are not available.
Preference is given to projects where the research question also touches upon the role that racial stratification may play in the inquiry being posed, so long as the research question intersects with those outlined in one of the four funding channels detailed below. The request for proposals is organized around four channels: Macroeconomics and Inequality, Human Capital and Well-being, the Labor Market, and Market Structure.
For additional information regarding these four channels, see: https://equitablegrowth.org/research-paper/2023-request-for-proposals/