The Institute of Business and Economic Research (IBER) provides small donor funded Dissertation Research Grants by UC Berkeley Graduate Students in the Ph.D. programs in Agricultural & Resource Economics, Business, Demography, and Economics.
The maximum award is $1,500. Students applying for support for Xlab projects should direct their request to the Xlab.
Grants may be used to cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with gathering data or conducting interviews in support of a Ph.D. dissertation. Grant awards are limited to one per academic year and two per life-time.
Deadline: October 15, 2012. No awards will be made before that date. Applicants can expect a response by October 25th. Awards are made on a rolling basis; the Institute makes awards to strong applications as long as sufficient funds remain. (Funds are periodically refreshed by new contributions from donors.)
Procedures: Download and fill out the application form. It will ask applicants to do the following:
Bob Barde, Deputy Director
Institute of Business and Economic Research
371 Stephens Hall, MC=1922
Applicants can expect a response within a week of receipt of the required items. Questions can also be addressed to Deputy Director Bob Barde. IBER also maintains a list of present and past Dissertation Research Award recipients and their projects.