The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from
mentoring on research and career objectives, to courses,
conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as
opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, in
conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture’s
Economic Research Service and the Food and Nutrition Service,
announces a new
Request for Proposals for food insecurity research using
Develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty
and pitch for a chance to win up to $20,000 plus an invite to a
community of experienced entrepreneurs and investors to help you
turn your idea into an impactful enterprise.
Acumen, with the support of the The Rockefeller Foundation, is
equipping student innovators to solve problems associated with
poverty through a global challenge platform. Student teams from
around the world are coming together to explore areas of
opportunity, develop ideas, and pitch for funding and mentorship.
The interdisciplinary course will provide background on poverty
statistics, theories and evidence on the causes and consequences
of poverty, and the history and efficacy of major anti-poverty
programs in the United States.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by
faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety
of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad
school success and the career market, while students give
presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of
enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education,
Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are
nominated by our research affiliates to participate.