LRAN New Scholars Research Grants (DeadlineDecember 15)

The Labor Research and Action Network (LRAN) connects workers’ rights organizations, academics and students with the shared goal of building workplace and economic power for working people in the United States. One of the organization’s key objectives is to help develop the next generation of labor academics and scholars.

LRAN is pleased to announce a competition for research grants for graduate students working on U.S./domestic labor-focused projects, defined broadly. Proposals will be judged on the basis of overall quality, but projects with direct relevance to workers and their organizations may be given priority. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program, and students in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.

LRAN will award one or more grants totaling $6,000.

Applicants should submit (preferably as a single PDF):

  • A brief (no more than two pages, single-spaced) narrative proposal describing the project
  • A detailed and realistic budget explaining how the funds will be used
  • A c.v.
  • If the proposed project is in collaboration with a union or other organization, the name, email and phone number for the applicant’s contact at the organization.

Completed applications should be sent to [email protected] with “LRAN New Scholars Research Grant” in the subject line.

Grantees will be asked to report on their research at the 2014 annual LRAN Conference, travel to which will be provided. Funds will be disbursed as reimbursement for budgeted research expenses. No funds may be used for overhead, tuition or fees at the applicant’s university.

Deadlines for application is December 15, 2013, with winners announced in early 2014.

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