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Poverty, economy grant program proposals

Interested faculty members are invited to submit research proposals related to poverty and the economy in Georgia. Four to six grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 will be awarded in 2011 through the Poverty and the Economy Faculty Research Grants Program.

The program, which is in its sixth year, is funded by the UGA Research Foundation Inc. and the Office of the Vice President for Research, and administered by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.

Proposals are due by Sept. 24, and a pre-application workshop will be held on Aug. 25 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Training Room of the Fanning Institute to provide information on the proposal submission process.

Applications that reflect collaboration across academic and service units are highly encouraged. In addition, research that builds on understanding the public policy barriers that inhibit or limit an individual’s ability to participate fully in the economy and build personal wealth are of particular interest.

Guidelines, deadlines and other pertinent information related to the Poverty and the Economy Research Grants Program can be found under Faculty Research Grants at

Faculty members interested in attending the pre-application workshop should e-mail Danny Bivins at no later than Aug. 20. Also, call Bivins at (706) 542-1108 with questions or for additional information.