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Poverty and economy grants

The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach is soliciting grant proposals from UGA faculty whose scholarship is related to poverty and the economy in Georgia.

The Poverty and the Economy Faculty Research Grants Program is supported by the UGA Research ­Foundation.

Although no limit has been established for individual grant awards, a total of $100,000 is available in 2005, and it is expected that four to six grants of $15,000-$30,000 will be awarded.

Faculty members throughout the university who are interested or ­engaged in research related to analyzing persistent poverty are eligible to apply. Applications that reflect collaboration across academic and service units are highly encouraged.

Research dealing with public policy barriers that inhibit an individual’s ability to participate fully in the economy and build personal wealth is of particular interest.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 30. A pre-application workshop will be held on Sept. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the training room of the Fanning Building.

Guidelines, deadlines and other pertinent information related to the grants program can be found at the Web site for the Initiative for Poverty and the Economy at

For more information, contact Matt Bishop at or Joe Whorton at