The Association for Social Economics (ASE) is inviting applications for the William R. Waters Research Grant. The grant is open to the graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have not yet completed their dissertation.
The purpose of the grant program is to inspire scholars to organize their research in social economics and social economy along the lines suggested by William Waters in his 1988 presidential address to the Association for Social Economics.
The Association of Social Economics offers a research grant in the amount of up to $5,000 to promote research in social economics and the social economy.
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Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- The research grant is for promising graduate students in Ph.D. programs who have not yet completed their dissertation.
- Those holding post-doctoral positions, and for new faculty members who have not yet been granted tenure or
- Who are tenured but have not yet achieved the rank of Associate Professor (or its equivalent outside the US).
- Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the role of social values in economic life, economic policy and social wellbeing, social capital, social norms, social networks, human capabilities, workplace policies and social justice, corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment, microfinance, ethics and economics, poverty, inequality, and policies related to health, education, and welfare.
How to Apply & Competition Rules:
To apply, the applicants must download the application form and submit with application materials including letters of recommendation by e-mail with the subject line “Application for the William R. Waters Research Grant” to Steve Pressman
- The Association of Social Economics offers a research grant to promote research in social economics and the social economy.
- To apply for the grant, the following materials need to be submitted:
- A completed application form
- A 4 to 5 page narrative (in 12 pt Times New Roman font single-spaced) explaining the following:
- The purpose of the project: What will be learned from the research to be undertaken, and what will be its contribution to knowledge? What are the expected outputs from the work?
- A description of the research project to be undertaken, including the issues to be examined, the research methods to be employed (this needs to be sufficiently detailed), and why this constitutes innovative work in comparison to the available evidence in the field.
- The relationship of the project to social economics: What conceptual frameworks, topical concerns, and/or empirical methodologies drawn from social economics will be used in the present project? How is the project expected to contribute to social economics?
- The plan of work: Include a timetable for the project, resources to be used, travel plans, etc.
- The estimated budget: Indicate all costs that would be covered by the grant (e.g. travel expenses, research costs, summer stipend, etc.)
- An up-to-date curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation: For students, one letter should be from their dissertation advisor.
- The Association of Social Economics offers a research grant in the amount of up to $5,000.
The deadline for submitting applications for the William R. Waters Research Grant is November 30, 2018.