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W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Dissertation Award

Amount Note:

A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

Eligibility Note:
Any person whose dissertation has been accepted during the 24-month period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 is eligible for the 2018 prize.

The Institute supports and conducts policy-relevant research on issues related to employment, unemployment, and social insurance programs. The dissertation award furthers this mission. The dissertation may come from any academic discipline, but it must have a substantial policy thrust. Dissertations will be evaluated by a panel of economists using the following criteria: 1) Policy relevance; 2) Technical quality of the research; and 3) Presentation. Applicants are advised that they will need to supply a copy of their entire dissertation if they are selected as a finalist, and they may only apply for the award once.

The W.E. Upjohn Institute is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, independent research organization devoted to investigating the causes and effects of unemployment.

Last Updated On: 2018-02-23

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