As the National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility, IRP conducts an annual Extramural Research Funding Program to support research on how human services program and policy design, implementation, and practice create, perpetuate, and dismantle inequities. Each year, key areas of interest are identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of Human Services Policy (HSP), which serves as the sponsor of the National Research Center on Poverty and Economic Mobility.
Proposals are invited from Principal Investigators who hold a doctorate or the highest degree appropriate for their discipline at the time of application. Individuals not associated with a university (domestic or foreign) and foreign entities are ineligible for grants made under this announcement. University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty and postdoctoral fellows are ineligible for funding.
Awards are made up to $50,000 each for research projects that can be conducted within 24 months or less.
Calls for proposals are released in late November or early December. The selection process has two stages. Letters of interest are due in early January and full proposals in mid-March. See call for specific dates. A list of past recipients and past calls is below.