Dr. Angelino Viceisza, Assistant Professor of Economics, has received an award of $2,857 from SIFE entitled “An experiment on framing and referrals to boost impact investing “. Together with Dr. Emilia Tjernström (UW Madison), Dr. Viceisza will be partnering with VestedWorld (VW) – a US-based venture capital fund that exclusively focuses on impact investing in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa. This project will experimentally test ways to expand VW’s investor pool and, in the long run, boost the welfare of those in emerging markets.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its Summer Research Team Program (SRT). Faculty from Minority Serving Institutions are encouraged to submit applications for their faculty-led student research teams to spend 10-weeks conducting research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers).
Faculty will earn $1,200 a week; undergraduate students $600 a week. Eligible areas of research include engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, social science, and more. The program website will provide more information on DHS Areas of Research.
U.S. citizenship is required. The deadline to apply is December 29, 2017, 11:59 EST.
Applications and supporting materials can be submitted here.
Detailed information about the SRT can be found here.
The NSF IUSE:EHR Program invites proposals which address current challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM education. In addition, proposals that anticipate new structure and functions of undergraduate learning and teaching are also encouraged to be submitted for consideration. The goal of the IUSE:EHR Program is to facilitate the provision of highly effective, evidence-based teaching and learning experiences for undergraduate students in STEM courses.