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Policy Research Scholars


2014-2015 Competition

Introduction
Selectee Benefits
Selectee Responsibilities
Deadlines
Cover Sheet

For a listing of past scholars, click here.

Introduction

As part of its effort to facilitate policy research by GW faculty, GWIPP sponsors the Policy Research Scholar program. This annual competition is open to all GW tenure-track, tenured, and full-time contract faculty.

Applicants submit a short (1-2 pages) proposed program of policy research. Policy-related research is defined very broadly, as indicated by the winning topics from earlier cohorts of Policy Research Scholars. Click the link for a listing of past Policy Research Scholars.

Selectee Benefits

Those selected are given the title of Policy Research Scholar and serve in that capacity for a one-year period. Along with other resources, Policy Research Scholars receive $10,000 for a summer stipend and/or course release. Policy Research Scholars will also be given the assistance of the GWIPP Policy Research Program staff in preparing research proposals and budgets, arranging university sign-offs, and managing the award when it is received. There is also the possibility of receiving research support from graduate research assistants who will be assigned to the Policy Research Scholars on an as needed basis.

Selectee Responsibilities

Responsibilities of Policy Research Scholars include the preparation of at least one proposal for externally funded policy-related research during their tenure, and engagement in policy research. Scholars are also expected to present an informal talk on their proposal to the other Policy Research Scholars during the grant writing stage of their tenure (as a means of receiving useful feedback) and to attend the talks given by other Policy Research Scholars.

Deadlines

2014-2015 Competition

The competition for 2014-2015 Policy Research Scholars is open for applications until Friday, December 13th, 2013. You can access the competition description here and the application cover sheet click here.

For further information, please contact Garry Young: (202) 994-6494; YoungG@gwu.edu.