Faculty Research Grants
The Weidenbaum Center supports social science by funding research projects conducted by faculty at Washington University. The Center's primary clients are faculty in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. The highest priority are projects that are collaborative, address frontier social scientific research problems, and will lead to external funding. Small grants issued by the Weidenbaum Center are generally for research projects covering one to two years and fund research expenses including but not limited to, compensation for research assistants, travel costs for field research or to work with co-authors, and data, survey, and transcription costs. Impact grants are isued for larger projects with proposed work spread over one to three years and potentially involving a team of multiple collaborators. Funds cover direct costs of research activities including but not limited to, research assistance for a faculty member or group of faculty members, purchase of specialized equipment, and travel connected with research efforts.
The Center additionally works closely with faculty to acquire external funding for their research. Most federal and private foundation grants in economics, political science, and sociology are submitted through the Center and grant awards are administered by Weidenbaum Center staff.
FY23 Upcoming Faculty Research Grant Deadlines
Fall 2022 Small Grant Application Deadline: October 4, 2022
Spring 2023 Small Grant Application Deadline: March 10, 2023
Spring 2023 Impact Program Grant Deadline: January 10, 2023