2024 Weidenbaum Center Internal Grant Awardees

Congratulations to our Spring 2024 Weidenbaum Center Internal Grant Awardees! 

The Weidenbaum Center provides research funding to tenure-track faculty for both Small Grant and Impact Grant Proposals. Generally, this funding is provided to faculty in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. 

Small grants awards are typically under $15,000 and funding is provided for up to one year. Awards are given for research that focuses on social science and/or public policy. These awards fund research supporting collaborative efforts, research with a high probability of prominent publication, and research leading to an application for external funding. 

Impact grant awards range from $50,000 to $100,000 with proposed work spread over one to three years. Awards are given for research that stakes out a long-term research agenda to advance social-scientific knowledge. These awards generally include collaboration with faculty across departments and sometimes other institutions, and encourage collaborations with junior faculty members.  

Below we list our Spring 2024 awardees. To see a list of our past awardees, click here

Ian Fillmore, Department of Economics, Creating a Database of Foster Care System Policies, and Practices 

Matt Gabel, Department of Political Science, "I Am Guilty": The Political Effects of Dissidents' Confessions

Patrick Hill, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Purpose, Activism, and the 2024 Presidential Election

Margot Moinester, Department of Sociology, Refugee Success: Developing Refugee-Grounded Definitions and Measurement

Lucia Motolinia Carballo, Department of Political Science, Unity through Particularism

Mike Olson, Department of Political Science, Stolen Representation: Legislative Politics and Black Disfranchisement in the American South

Jake Rosenfeld, Department of Sociology, The Future of Public Sector Worker Power

Kiara Wyndham-Douds, Department of Sociology, Book Workshop and Community Engagement Design