Awarded Program Development Grants

Since 2004, the Minnesota Population Center has offered a small seed grant program to stimulate fundable population research. The small-scale grants are designed to give investigators the time or other resources they need to develop and submit research proposals to external funding agencies. In the past five years, MPC has awarded seed grants to more than 25 faculty, research scientists, and post-doctoral associates.

Proposal Development Mentorship Grants

Approved applicants work with MPC Administrative and Program Development Core staff to draft a complete, polished, multi-disciplinary population research grant proposal that will undergo formal internal and external mock reviews before submission to an external agency. Read the full submission instructions online to learn more. 

  • The Population Dynamics of Immigrants' Health Assimilation in the United States
    Jack DeWaard (2013-2014)
  • Capturing the Dynamics of Race and Ethnic Identification in the U.S.
    Carolyn Liebler (2012-2013)

Proposal Development Pilot Grants

Awards are primarily intended for research assistant salary support or for other expenses necessary for proposal development. Read the full submission instructions online to learn more. 

  • A Bayesian Approach to Finite Population Sampling for the Social Sciences: Applications to Sample Weighting and Small Area Estimation
    Zack Almquist (2013-2014)
  • Concerted Cultivation: Structure, Variability, and Effects of Out-of-School Activities
    Toben Nelson and Ann Meier (2012-2013)
  • Family Meals and Child Well-Being: Life Course and Cross-Cultural Variation
    Ann Meier (2011-2012)

MPC Grants Archive