The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) at the University of Michigan seeks to fund researchers who use IRIS UMETRICS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research.
Proposals submitted for IRIS Researcher Awards must emphasize the use of IRIS data in projects that address open issues in the study of science and technology and in science policy. Topics of particular interest include but will not be limited to: 1) new methods to estimate social and economic return on investment for funding from various sources (federal, philanthropic, industrial, and institutional); 2) studies about the relationship between research training, career outcomes, and the downstream productivity of employers; 3) research on the relationship between different funding sources and mechanisms and the structure and outcomes of collaboration within and across campuses; 4) analyses of the distinctive contribution university research makes to regional economic development and resilience; and 5) examinations of the effects different funding sources and mechanisms have on research teams and the productivity and efficiency of the academic research enterprise as a whole.
Applicants must be affiliated with an academic or research institution in the United States. Grants of up to $20,000 in support of innovative research using IRIS UMETRICS data will be disbursed to the recipient’s institution.
Applications must be submitted to IRIS by October 15, 2019.
For additional information and the downloadable application form, see the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science website.