Two-Year Fellowship Programme For Junior Scholars Studying Poverty

The Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications from junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations for its 2021–2023 Emerging Poverty Scholars Fellowship program. The JPB Foundation has generously funded this initiative. The deadline is on Sunday 15th August 2021.

IRP is a centre for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States and the impact of related policies and programs.

The fellowship aims to support the career development and success of promising emerging poverty scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations.

Five fellows will be provided $60,000 in flexible funding over a two-year award period beginning in early fall 2021. Fellowships may be used for a wide range of professional development activities, including:

  • engaging in substantive and methodological training;
  • travel for data collection, collaboration, or research presentation;
  • funding research assistants;
  • securing release time from teaching; or
  • summer salary support.

IRP will separately provide travel funding for Fellows to attend three in-person meetings over the course of the fellowship as well as visit IRP, other institutions from the U.S. Collaborative of Poverty Centres (CPC), and/or their mentor’s home institution once per year during the two-year funding period.

The deadline is on Sunday 15th August 2021.


Main Criteria

Proposals are invited from PhD-holding poverty scholars from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in academia.

Applicants must currently hold a tenure-track university appointment in any discipline or field but have not yet earned tenure. 

Candidates should provide a motivation letter, an up-to-date CV, two letters of recommendation from senior scholars attesting to your potential to make an impact in poverty-policy research.

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