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Poverty grant proposals

The Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach is accepting grant proposals from 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 UGA Research Foundation, Inc. Its goal is to support and encourage applied research and creative scholarship related to poverty and the economy in Georgia.

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

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.

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.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 29.  A pre-application workshop will be held 2-4 p.m. Sept. 6, in the Training Room of the Fanning Building.

Guidelines, deadlines and other information are available online ( For more information, contact Matt Bishop by e-mail (