UChicago-Chapin Hall Joint Research Fund Requests Proposals

Seeking projects leading to new directions in child well-being

The University of Chicago and Chapin Hall are soliciting proposals for the 2019–20 cycle of the Joint Research Fund. The Fund provides up to $200,000 annually to research projects that lead to new directions in policy and practice aimed at improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities, while fostering long-term policy-relevant research collaborations between the University and Chapin Hall

Pairs of Chapin Hall staff and University faculty are eligible to apply as co-investigators. Research projects may range in size from $30,000 to $100,000 and last up to 24 months. Letters of intent are due by December 20, 2019. The final submission deadline is on January 24, 2020, and award announcements occur in mid-March.

Please visit the Joint Research Fund RFP webpage for information on eligibility, award parameters, the application submission process, and the timeline for awards.

2018–19 Joint Research Fund Awards

Applying Machine Learning Approaches to Inform Residential Placement Decision-Making in a Child Welfare SystemRayid Ghani, Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Brian Chor, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall
The Effect of Universal Pre-Kindergarten on Total Early Care Accessibility in ChicagoMichael Dinerstein, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Nicholas Mader, Senior Researcher, Chapin Hall
Left Behind: The Effects of Parental Absence on Human Capital Formation among Chinese ChildrenJames Heckman, Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development

Fred Wulczyn, Senior Research Fellow, Chapin Hall