Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE)
|Purpose:||The Tufts/UConn RIDGE Center seeks to support innovative economic research on domestic nutrition assistance programs and to broaden a network of researchers applying their expertise to USDA topics. The RIDGE Center seeks applications from a diverse community of experienced nutrition assistance researchers, graduate students, early career scholars, and established researchers who bring expertise in another research area.|
|Receipt Date:||Concept paper due: March 13, 2017 – Full proposal (by invitation) due: May 15, 2017|
|Total Awards:||$330,000 for three award types: Standard Research Grants – $50,000, Post-doctoral Research Grants – $30,000, Dissertation Grants – $15,000|
|Eligibility:||For All Award Types: Applicant organizations must be accredited private or public institutions of higher education. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Investigators must have completed appropriate education for the proposed research.
For Post-Doctoral and Dissertation Award Types: Applicants must identify a mentor, research or dissertation advisor on the proposed project and provide evidence of their commitment to the project (e.g., letter of support, budget) and a mentor’s biosketch; An applicant for a post-doctoral award must hold a doctorate or terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, JD) at the time of the application; An applicant for a dissertation award must have advanced to doctoral candidacy (as determined by the applicant’s institution) at the time of the application.