Successful Pathways from School to Work – Research Grant Information Session

Monday, April 17 from 12-1pm in Green Hall, Room 117

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This information session will be led by Lisa Rosen, Research Program Director for Successful Pathways from School to Work and Executive Director of the UChicago Science of Learning Center. It will provide an overview of the opportunities available to doctoral candidates in the Successful Pathways from School to Work initiative.

Information about the funding opportunity:

The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Proposals for Research on Successful Pathways from School to Work.

The HMSO will offer two categories of support for doctoral students: (1) research support of $25,000 per year for up to two years, for research-related expenses only; and (2) stipend support of $25,000 for one year, with the possibility to extend. Students may also apply for a combination of funds (for example, one year of research support and one year of stipend support), if desired.

The HMSO, which funds Successful Pathways, is now seeking brief (1,500 word) Letters of Interest (LOI) from interested University of Chicago faculty and Ph.D. students. Successful Pathways from School to Work supports rigorous inquiry on how to improve education to better prepare urban youth to succeed in the modern labor market. Its goals are:

  • To understand how educators (not just teachers, but also people such as parents, child care providers, and social workers) can become more effective in fostering the skills that are most essential for labor market success
  • To understand how educators can be more effective in motivating persistent, reliable effort to attend school, complete work on time, progress from grade to grade, accumulate credits, and graduate
  • To understand how educators can become more helpful in making available information and experiences that enable youth to envision and successfully carry out post-secondary plans of action that lead to stable, productive employment
  • To clarify the malleable factors which contribute, at each stage of the life course, to a successful transition from school to work

Deadline: Submit the LOI by the deadline of May 8, 2017.

More information: Download the full Request for Proposals or contact us via email.

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