Call for Dissertation Research Proposals

The Charles Koch Foundation supports colleges and universities to explore the institutions and ideas that foster societal well-being. The Foundation is accepting dissertation grant proposals from current doctoral students interested in contributing to the academic exploration of the role free societies play in advancing human well-being and prosperity. Dissertation proposals from a variety of disciplines will be considered.

Accepted proposals have an opportunity for dissertation grant funding up to $5,000 with the possibility of renewal as well as additional resources to expand doctoral candidates’ educational opportunities and career development.

Submission Requirements:

Interested doctoral students should submit a 500 word abstract of their project on behalf of their university or college along with a brief CV or resume here. The abstract should provide sufficient detail for reviewers to assess the nature and feasibility of their idea. Submissions should be original and must not have been published previously.

Notification Process:

All prospective grantees will be notified of the outcome of the grant evaluation process. The Foundation’s goal with every proposal is to arrive at, and to communicate, decisions in a timely manner so that prospective grantees know where they stand. Please allow up to three months for the review of submitted materials and a response from the Foundation.