Applying for Funding

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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.

The Weiss Fund is no longer accepting Fall Call applications for Research Grants and Travel & Piloting Grants. Applications for Implementation & Policy Grants remain open on a rolling basis. Please email the Weiss Fund (weissfund@uchicago.edu) with any questions.

In the future, we expect the Spring and Fall Weiss Fund Calls to run on roughly the following schedule:
SPRING CALL
  • Applications due February 15
  • Decisions communicated late April
FALL CALL
  • Applications due at the end of August
  • Decisions communicated mid-December

 

RESEARCH GRANTS | Spring 2023 closes February 15

TRAVEL AND PILOTING GRANTS | Spring 2023 closes February 15

IMPLEMENTATION & POLICY GRANTS | Rolling basis

 

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