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 to grantinfo@charleskochfoundation.org. 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.