Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2016 Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants

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Program will award grants of $15,000 each to 15 doctoral scholars

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the 2016 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program’s Request for Proposals is available online, and proposals are being accepted now through Aug. 19, 2015. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $15,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

“Entrepreneurship is an ever-evolving and ever-changing area of research that benefits greatly from examination by scholars from a variety of disciplines approaching its study from difference perspectives,” said E.J. Reedy, director in Research and Policy at the Foundation. “Past Fellows have produced among the first research examining cutting-edge and relevant topics, such as crowdfunding and the Affordable Care Act’s potential influence on entrepreneurship. We are eager to see the contributions that this new group of Fellows will make to the important field of entrepreneurship.”

This competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. The program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will complete their dissertations by the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Graduate students interested in applying for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program can find the Request for Proposals online at http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp/. All proposals must be submitted via the online application by 5:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Please direct all questions to kdfp(AT)kauffman.org.

Recipients may use the grant to pay for costs associated with their dissertation, including data collection and analysis, databases, specialized hardware/software, course buyouts and travel.

More information on the Kauffman Emerging Scholars initiative can be found here.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit http://www.kauffman.org.

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