Upjohn Grants and Awards


2014 Early Career Research Awards

The Upjohn Institute requests proposals for Early Career Research Awards (formerly called Mini-Grants). These grants are intended to provide resources to junior faculty (untenured and within six years of having earned a PhD) to carry out policy-related research on labor market issues. The Institute encourages research proposals on all issues related to labor markets and public workforce policy.

The deadline to apply was January 31, 2014.

2014 ECRA Recipients

2014 Award Announcement


2014 Dissertation Award

The Upjohn Institute invites submissions for its annual prize for the best PhD dissertation on employment-related issues. A first prize of $2,500 is being offered. Up to two honorable mention awards of $1,000 may also be given.

The deadline to apply is July 7, 2014.

2014 Dissertation Award Announcement

2013 Dissertation Award

The 2013 Award winners are:

  • First prize (co-winners)
    • Will Dobbie, Harvard University, for "Essays in Labor Economics"
    • Gregory Leiserson, MIT, "Essays on the Economics of Public Sector Retirement Programs"
  • Honorable mentions
    • Rebecca Diamond, Harvard University, for "Essays in Local Labor Economics"
    • Adam Isen, University of Pennsylvania, for "Essays on Labor and Public Economics"