Seed Funding

The Center for Population, Inequality, and Poverty awards seed funding to faculty affiliated with the Center.

 

Application Process

If you are a faculty affiliate interested in receiving a seed grant, contact the co-directors with questions or submit a brief description of the project, plans for the funds, and target agency to the co-directors.

 

Seed Grant Recipients

Damon Clark, Rachel Baker, Di Xu received funds for their project focused on community colleges as part of an IES/NSF proposal ($15,000).

Bryan Sykes (Social Ecology) received funds for his project, Empirical and Epistemological Inquiries into Mixed-Methods Research, as part of an NSF proposal ($5,000).

Bryan Sykes (Criminology, Law & Society) and George Farkas (Education) received funds for a graduate student researcher to clean and link two administrative datasets ($4,355).

Annie Ro (Public Health) received funds for the "pre-study section mock review" in which faculty read and provided feedback on specific aims of her NIH proposal ($1,000).

Daniel Parker (Public Health) received travel and research funds to extract primary source health and migration data in East Africa ($4,400).

Annie Ro (Public Health) received funds for a graduate student researcher to clean and analyze health care data on undocumented immigrants in LA county ($5,000).

David Neumark (Social Sciences) received funds for a graduate student researcher to work on machine learning methods to predict work at older ages as part of an NIA proposal ($5,000).

Damon Clark, Rachel Baker, and Di Xu (Education) received funds for a graduate student researcher to assist with a proposal related to  earning college degrees and getting college degrees ($5,000).

Vellore Arthi (Social Sciences) received funds for a graduate student researcher to work on long-term labor market scarring from recessions as part of an NSF proposal ($5,000).

George Farkas, Emily Owens and Bryan Sykes received funds for analyzing the disproportionate tendency of students from low income and African American or Latino backgrounds to be incarcerated at relatively young ages, known as The School-to-Prison Pipeline ($5,000).

Tim Bruckner received funds for analyzing the universe of live births, infant deaths, and fetal deaths among NH blacks and NH whites in the US (~65 million records, 1995 to 2018) ($5,000).

Kristin Turney (Social Sciences) received funds to support data collection about pandemic-related mortality in prisons across all 50 states and the federal Bureau of Prisons ($5,000).  

Suellen Hopfer (Public Health) received funds for a two-pronged pilot study in preparation for an NIH grant proposal on vaccine misinformation. Some of this seed funding will support a graduate student researcher for two summer months ($10,000).

Naomi Sugie (Social Ecology) received funds to support research for a project titled, "From Rights to Votes: An Experimental Study of Text Messaging Outreach to Individuals with Criminal Convictions in the 2020 Election” ($5,000).

 

 

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