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Poverty grant proposals sought

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 sponsored by the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. The program’s goal is to support and encourage applied research and creative scholarship related to poverty and the economy in Georgia while further developing and maintaining the excellence of the overall research program of the university.

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 to $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. In addition, research that builds on the understanding of 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. It is expected that this program will better inform how the university can address the issue of persistent poverty through teaching, research and service.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 30. In addition, a pre-application workshop will be held on Sept. 6 from 2-4 p.m. in the Training Room of the Fanning Building (no registration required). Guidelines, deadlines and other pertinent information related to the Poverty and the Economy Research Grants Program can be found online (

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