Research Assistance: The Center regularly issues a call for Poverty Research Training Fellowships. These fellowships provide affiliates with funding to hire Graduate Student Research (GSR) assistants. The fellowships also provide invaluable training opportunities for graduate students with an interest in poverty related research.
Research Dissemination: The Center provides affiliates with a variety of opportunities to bring their research to a broad audience. Affiliates are encouraged to post summaries of their poverty related research on the Center’s website. They can also create a policy brief that summarizes their research findings for non-academic audiences. There are numerous opportunities to present new research in the center’s seminar series. Media training is also available.
Hosting Seminar Speakers, Visiting Scholars and Conferences: Affiliates can nominate external scholars to present in the center’s seminar series. The center also has funds available to host visiting scholars for up to a week. Visitors are provided with room and board, staff support, and office space from the Center. In addition, affiliates may seek funding and staff support to organize themed conferences related to Center’s core research areas.
Access to Renowned Researchers: Center affiliates and visiting scholars create a vibrant interdisciplinary research community engaged in quantitative and qualitative research. Interaction among community members raises the quality and quantity of multidisciplinary poverty-related research on campus. Opportunities to engage in this community include: participating in the center’s seminar series and conferences, and providing mentoring during the graduate student retreat.
The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to fund research examining policies and programs with the potential to reduce child poverty and/or its effects, a key area of interest identified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Proposals are invited from Ph.D.-holding scholars at all career stages, from postdoctoral fellows to senior faculty, and from all disciplines. IRP anticipates funding four to eight projects, with awards ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 each.