Dr. Angelino Viceisza, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $135,720. His project, a collaborative research endeavor with Duke University is entitled, Collaborative Research: “Media Influences on Entrepreneurship and Innovation”. This research uses the idea that television is often credited for breaking new cultural ground, ushering in acceptance of minority groups, and shifting opinions on important social issues of the day. Dr. Viceisza’s study will combine data from a wide range of sources, such as Nielsen ratings, in-take data from the US Small Business Administration, patent application data from the US Patent and Trade Office, and data on business existence/creation, to explore whether exposure to a televised business plan competition affects rates of new business formation across the United States. The results have the potential to suggest a low cost means of introducing large numbers of individuals to the central challenges facing startups, and what can be done to overcome them. Students from Spelman College and Duke University will collaborate on collecting, merging, and analyzing a dataset that comprises hundreds of thousands of observations and will serve as the foundation for the project. The Spelman research assistant will also travel to Duke to advance this work.
Archives for April 2017
The National Center for Education Research, in collaboration with the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at Northwestern University, is hosting a new two-week training workshop on quasi-experimental design and analysis. Participants will learn state-of-the-art methods for evaluating education interventions. The workshop will include lectures, small group discussions, individual consultations, and small-group practical exercises. Attendees will also carry out hands-on analyses of data collected from quasi-experimental designs.
Dates: July 31-August 11, 2017
Location: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Application due date: May 10, 2017. Click here to apply
The Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants program aims to support high-quality research with the potential to improve education. This program is not limited to a specific discipline or education research area. Grants funded in the past have spanned a range of disciplines, including education, psychology, sociology, economics, history, and anthropology. The maximum support provided is $50,000.
Click here to learn about projects previously awarded by the Small Research Grants program. Types of projects not funded by the Spencer Foundation are scholarships, curriculum development, program development/implementation, program/curriculum evaluation, and professional development programs.
More information about the Small Research Grants program eligibility can be read here.
Answers to frequently asked questions are found here.
This program accepts proposals four times per year; the next series of deadlines are May 1, 2017, August 1, 2017, November 1, 2017, and February 1, 2018 at 5:00 Eastern Standard Time.