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Dissertation Grants for Poverty and Inequality Research

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Dissertation Grants for Poverty and Inequality Research

At the UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research, we conduct, support, promote and disseminate cutting-edge academic research related to what we regard as two of the most pressing and urgent issues facing the United States today: poverty and inequality.

Our research affiliates work across a broad range of disciplines. These range from economics to psychology, from education to sociology, from law to human ecology, and beyond. These scholars approach the questions of poverty and inequality from a variety of angles, seeking new approaches to our core themes: labor markets, immigration, children and intergenerational transmission, and the non-traditional safety net.

Promoting the work of these professors is central to our mission. So, too, is supporting and training the next generation of poverty and inequality scholars—whether they be undergraduates just beginning to explore these issues, or PhD candidates conducting their own ground-breaking research.

That’s what makes our Crowdfund project so important and exciting. Please support the Center for Poverty and Inequality Research fund, where our current goal is to support doctoral students conducting research and writing their dissertations. This will in turn help those students not only to advance their own projects and prospects, but to make their vital contributions to our understanding of, and efforts to reduce, poverty and inequality across the US.

What could be more important?

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Coffee for a student & friend

Caffeine-stimulated conversation is the foundation of any good dissertation, right?


Lunch with a poverty scholar

Help a hungry student break bread with a researcher whose work they find interesting and inspiring.


One Student Membership

Help a student crush their impostor syndrome and join the ranks of their mentors.


Printing Collateral

Posters are important, but pricey to produce. Help a student avoid having to MacGyver their own with Sharpies and crumpled Post-Its.


Policy Brief Production

Grad student research matters, and so does getting it out there to be read by people who can help bring about real change.


Statistical Software Package

Help a student invest in the programs that will occasionally drive them crazy but ultimately enable them to process and present their amazing research.


Conference Fees

When in-person conferences return, so will the expenses (and delights) of no-frills air travel.

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