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Poverty, economy grant proposal applications

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.

All UGA faculty members 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. 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.

A total of $100,000 in grant funding is available in 2011. It is expected that four to six grants of $15,000-$30,000 will be awarded.

Entering its sixth and final year of funding, the Poverty and the Economy Faculty Research Grants Program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. The goal of the program is to support and encourage applied research and creative scholarship related to poverty and the economy in Georgia.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 24. In addition, a pre-application workshop will be held Aug. 31, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Fanning Building training room. Guidelines, deadlines and other pertinent information related to the grants program can be found online at or by contacting Danny Bivins at