The BLUM CENTER FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES partnered with CA&ES, COE, CL&S, and CBS to create the Blum Summer Fellows Award (PATA – Poverty Alleviation Through Action).
Through this Awards Program, the Blum Center will sponsor students to go abroad to implement their projects to alleviate poverty in developing countries.
You will have the opportunity of working/interning in a developing country partnering with a local NGO or governmental institution. Your project may be research-oriented or a practical, hands-on application. Your proposal may be related to one of the following topics:
▫ renewable energy
▫ social innovation/entrepreneurship
▫ food security
▫ environmental issues
▫ poverty alleviation
▫ community improvement
▫ global inequality
▫ human and animal health
▫ international affairs
▫ other pressing matters of a developing country
DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY:
- Undergraduate and professional students: February 29, 2016 (by 5pm)
- Graduate students: March 15, 2016 (by 5pm)
A Faculty Committee will select the best projects.
Many communities across the country have recently passed, or are considering, increases to the minimum wage in an effort to provide greater financial stability for workers. However, the existing research on minimum wage policy does not include a comprehensive evaluation of how the minimum wage impacts workers and communities.
The Russell Sage Foundation’s is interested in research that is broadly related to analyzing the causes and consequences of increased economic inequality. We encourage methodological variety, but all proposals should have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.