Grantee Resources

Equitable Growth boasts a growing, influential community of established and up-and-coming scholars across the United States. These researchers are studying the connections between inequality and economic growth and providing evidence-backed ideas that promote strong, stable, and broad-based growth. We provide a variety of resources to help our grantees bolster their academic networks, disseminate their research findings, maximize the policy relevance of their research, and connect with policymakers and the press.

Working Papers

Are you interested in learning about the most recent research being done highlighting the connections between inequality and economic growth, written by Equitable Growth grantees, in-house researchers, and other scholars?

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Academic Networking

Connect with Equitable Growth staff, our network of scholars, policymakers, and journalists at upcoming conferences or events. We host a monthly Seminar Series in Washington, DC as well as a variety of other conferences, workshops, and receptions throughout the year.

  • Attend an upcoming Seminar in Washington, DC
  • Join us for the 2018 Grantee Conference
  • Connect at ASSA 2019

Policy Engagement

Evidence-backed ideas have tremendous power when put into the hands of policymakers with the power to act. Work with Equitable Growth to disseminate your research findings and inform the policymaking process.

  • Meet with key policymakers from the legislative and executive branches and their staffs
  • Connect with advocates
  • Work with our staff to create non-technical versions of your research to reach a broader audience

Media Engagement

Presenting your research to the media is an important way to influence the policymaking process. Equitable Growth staff can help you explain your research so that it speaks to the everyday economic concerns of policymakers and their constituents. We can help you elevate your research findings to inform current debates and promote evidence-backed ideas.

  • Participate in a media training
  • Get help placing an op-ed or article
  • Reach out to reporters about a new piece of research
  • Write a blog or column for the Equitable Growth website

Are you a current Grantee?

Can you help disseminate my research?

Yes, Equitable Growth offers a variety of resources to help academics distill and elevate their research and make it accessible to different audiences. We can assist with policy and media engagement, and offer avenues to distribute your research to other academics.

How can I submit a working paper?

To submit a working paper for consideration in Equitable Growth’s Working Paper Series, please email it to Korin Davis, Academic Programs Director, kdavis@equitablegrowth.org.

What should narrative reports include?

Interim reports should include: accomplishments and preliminary findings, if any; challenges and/or delays; modifications to the original scope of work and/or research design; a list of presentations given or planned and publications secured or in-progress; next steps.

Final reports should include: brief description of research findings; a list of presentations given or planned; a list of publications secured or in-progress; policy implications of your findings; next steps for this research project.

How do I request an extension?

To request a no-cost extension, send an updated financial report, signed by an officer of the university, along with a narrative report to grants@equitablegrowth.org. The narrative report should include: progress to date; explanation for the extension request, including plans to address delays; and an updated timeline. Extensions of up to 6 months are considered.

How do I request changes to my grant?

We understand that research projects may meet challenges, and we will work with you to address these. If you need to make changes to your grant, please email grants@equitablegrowth.org with a brief description of your question or the problem you need help addressing.

Are you a prospective Grantee?

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Solicitations are open to researchers affiliated with U.S. universities. Equitable Growth has two funding streams: Academic and Doctoral/Postdoctoral.

Academic grants are open to researchers affiliated with a U.S. university. The affiliated university must be willing to administer the grant.

Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants are open to graduate students currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. university, and to recent Ph.D. graduates currently in a postdoctoral position at a U.S. university.

The Dissertation Scholars Program is open to predissertation scholars who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a U.S. university.

What are the funding amounts?

Academic grants are typically in the $25,000 to $100,000 range over 1 to 3 years. Doctoral/Postdoctoral grants are funded at $15,000 over 1 year. We will also consider proposals for larger grants for exceptional projects. We frequently partner with other foundations to support projects jointly or to share proposals that are not a fit for our grant program but which may be of interest to other funders.

Are there budget restrictions?

Equitable Growth is willing to fund a wide range of activities, including researcher salary and benefits, research assistance, data purchase, and costs associated with conducting experiments or participating in professional conferences. Our grants cannot cover indirect overhead.

How do I submit a proposal for consideration?

Equitable Growth is currently accepting applications in response to our 2019 Request for Proposals.

Letters of inquiry for academic grants are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Proposals for doctoral/postdoctoral grants and applications to the Dissertation Scholars Program are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Further details about our funding priorities and streams, Dissertation Scholars Program, eligibility, and guidelines for submission can be found here.

Submit your proposal.

If you have questions or are having trouble with the online form, please email grants@equitablegrowth.org.

I’m not sure if my research is a good fit. How can I get feedback?

Please review our 2019 Request for Proposals.

If you still have questions or would like feedback about whether your research project may be of interest, please email grants@equitablegrowth.org with a brief description of your research and the question(s) you have.

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