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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
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Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and individual students or student teams for research related to innovative approaches to problem solving. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects that generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to be disseminated and adopted by practitioners and policymakers to solve problems. Three types of grants are available: student projects; general research projects and research practice collaborations; and diversity of entrepreneurship researcher pipeline programs/projects.
The goal of the 2020 Knowledge Challenge is to produce tangible insights for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship programs, policy design, ecosystem builders, and researchers. Proposals should cover one of the four focus areas (described below). These focus areas are some of the key barriers to entrepreneurship based on the responses and feedback from a variety of surveys targeting entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship support organizations, policymakers, and the general population.
The focus areas cover four broad questions:
For additional information about the four focus areas, see:https://www.kauffman.org/-/media/kauffman_org/entrepreneurship-landing-page/knowledge-challenge-rfp/2020_kauffman_knowledge_challenge_rfp_overview_final_pdf.pdf#page=1
GrantWatch ID#: 183545
Student projects: maximum number of awards is 14; General research projects and research-practice collaborations: maximum number of awards is 14; Diversity of entrepreneurship researcher pipeline programs and projects: maximum number of awards is 8.
Applicants may request funding at the follow levels depending on grant type:
- Up to $60,000 for student projects;
- Up to $225,000 for research-practice collaborations and general research projects;
- Up to $400,000 for diversity of entrepreneurship researcher programs and projects.
While award amounts for individual projects will vary, the Foundation anticipates the average grant size to be $15,000 for student awards, $140,000 for research-practice collaborations and general research projects, and $350,000 for diversity of entrepreneurship researcher programs/projects.
Student projects are conducted over 24 months. Research-practice collaborations and general research projects; and diversity of entrepreneurship researcher programs/projects are over 48 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://rfp.kauffman.org/prog/106196/apply/
Submit questions to email@example.com.
For technical assistance on the online application system, please visit the Survey Monkey Apply help desk at: rfp.kauffman.org/helpdesk
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
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