The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is pleased to announce its 2020 Request for Proposals.

Through our annual competitive grants program, we support cutting-edge research investigating whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability. Our core areas of interest are:

  • Human capital and well-being, particularly whether economic inequality affects the development of human capital, and to what extent the institutions that support human capital development mitigate inequality’s potential impacts
  • The labor market, particularly how the labor market affects equitable growth and how inequality may, in turn, affect the labor market
  • Macroeconomic policy, particularly the implications of the large and sustained increase in inequality for the long-term stability of our economy and its growth potential
  • Market structure, particularly the role of market structure in determining economic growth and its distribution, and the incidence and consequences of increased market power in the economy

We offer support to faculty and Ph.D. students at U.S. universities through two funding streams, academic grants and doctoral/postdoctoral grants. Academic letters of inquiry are due January 26, 2020. Doctoral/postdoctoral proposals are due February 2, 2020.

Equitable Growth also supports pre-dissertation scholars whose research aligns with our funding priorities through an in-resident Dissertation Scholars program. Applications are due February 2, 2020.

We are grateful for the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which is generously supporting Equitable Growth’s 2020 Request for Proposals in order to spur research on the impact of domestic outsourcing on the U.S. workforce.

For the full text of the 2020 Request for Proposals and more information on eligibility, funding priorities, and the application process for grants and the Dissertation Scholars program, visit the application section of our website. Questions can be emailed to grants@equitablegrowth.org.

To read the full request, please click here.