Applying for Funding


The Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty working in development economics, broadly defined. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues affecting less developed countries.

The Weiss Fund invites Expressions of Interest. Deadlines, eligibility details, and application instructions, as well as the types of projects that have been funded in the past, are outlined below.

Please email the Weiss Fund ( with any questions.

In the future, we expect the Spring and Fall Weiss Fund Calls to run on roughly the following schedule:
  • Applications are closed for Spring 2024 (Tentative deadline January 31)
  • Decisions communicated early-June
  • Applications are closed for Fall 2024 (Tentative deadline August 27)
  • Decisions communicated mid-December

NEW: Weiss Fund travel, pilot, implementation and policy applications under $25k will be considered on a bi-monthly (6 times per year) schedule, and the committee strives to report decisions within a month after a given submission deadline. The application portal will be opened 6 weeks before a given submission deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and extensions will not be granted for this program. If necessary, incomplete applications will need to be resubmitted during the following open cycle.

Upcoming deadlines for travel, pilot, implementation and policy grants under $25k are:

  • May 1, 2024 (Open for Applications)
  • July 1, 2024
  • September 1, 2024
  • November 1, 2024
  • January 1, 2025

RESEARCH GRANTS | SPRING 2024 Closed (Applications >$25k)

TRAVEL AND PILOTING GRANTS | Rolling basis (Applications <$25k)

IMPLEMENTATION & POLICY GRANTS | Rolling basis (Applications <$25k), Spring and Fall (Applications >$25k)


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