IRP conducts a competitive Ph.D. Student Research Fellowship Program at the UW–Madison that offers up to 12 months of research support to advanced graduate students conducting rigorous poverty-related dissertation research at IRP.
IRP releases its call for proposals each year in early January with a late February deadline and late March notification for a fellowship to begin as early as summer.
Additionally, IRP provides funding for Ph.D. Student Research Fellowships at the four founding U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centers (CPC) institutions in IRP’s role as the National Poverty Research Center sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CPC centers, noted below, conduct their own fellowship competitions on their academic timeline.
- Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University;
- Center on Race and Wealth, Howard University;
- University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research; and
- West Coast Poverty Center, University of Washington.