Office For Faculty Research and Resources (OFFRR)

Center for Governance and Public Policy Research

Research Proposal Development Grants

Willamette University's Center for Governance and Public Policy Research (CGPPR) works to support the policymaking process in the Northwest with high quality and timely research and analysis on topics pertaining to public policy issues. The Center is founded on the principle that collaboration and communication between the academic and policy-making communities can improve policy. In support of its mission, Center staff works with members of both communities to identify research questions, to provide support for public policy-oriented research by Willamette University faculty, and to disseminate the research results.

In addition to publishing research, the Center sponsors conferences, seminars, and workshops. It emphasizes projects that involve interdisciplinary collaboration among Willamette University faculties in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Law, the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, and the Graduate School of Education; the Center also encourages collaboration with faculty at other universities. In support of the Willamette's educational mission, the Center aims to involve students in all stages of analysis and dissemination.

The Willamette Center for Governance and Public Policy Research invites faculty to request support for their research on governance and public policy topics. We have a preference for research with a financial component, but will consider any relevant topic. 


Small-Scale Research Proposal Development Grants

Small-Scale Proposal Development Grants are $1500 (plus reasonable expenses) to prepare and submit small-scale research proposals or to prepare and submit a letter of intent or preliminary proposals for major grants to be carried out under the auspices of the Willamette University Center for Governance and Public Policy Research.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

To request a small-scale grant, the requester must (a) identify the program's request for proposals (URL) to which you will respond, (b) outline your proposal (questions, methods), and (c) show that you and your proposal meet the qualifications specified in the granting agency's RFP. Grant will be awarded when the funding agency acknowledges receipt of the proposal.

Application Materials

Requests should be submitted to the Center via email, with pdf attachments including curriculum vita and supporting materials.

Deadline: Requests to the Center for the development of letters of intent for small-scale grant proposals can be made at any time.

Contact Information: Dr. Fred Thompson, Director (503-370-6228)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/publicpolicy/

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Major Research Proposal Development Grants

Major Proposal Development Grants are $5000 (plus reasonable expenses) to prepare and submit proposals for major grants for research to be carried out under the auspices of the Willamette Center for Governance and Public Policy Research. Where the requestor has already submitted a letter of intent and has been invited to submit a full-scale proposal, this grant will automatically be awarded (less previously $1,500 awarded for preparation and submission of a letter of intent.)

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

To request a grant under this program requestors must (a) identify the request for proposals (URL) to which they will respond, (b) outline the proposal (questions, methods), and (c) show that they and their proposal meet the qualifications specified in the granting agency's RFP. The Center will base its grant on an assessment of probability the proposal will be funded. In any case, it will let requestor know its decision within two weeks of submission. The grant will be awarded when the funding agency acknowledges receipt of the proposal.

Application Materials

Requests should be submitted to the Center via email, with pdf attachments including curriculum vita and supporting materials.

Deadline: Requests to the Center for the development of large-scale grant proposals can be made at any time.

Contact Information: Dr. Fred Thompson, Director (503-370-6228)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/publicpolicy/

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