Requests for Research Grant Proposals

Requests for Research Grant Proposals

The Charles Koch Foundation focuses on a select number of programs that support social progress, well-being, and long-term prosperity. In addition to welcoming new ideas for these topics, we also invite general research proposals.

For a sample of the research grant projects that the Foundation has recently supported, read our Annual Giving Report

We support research on pressing issues.

Criminal Justice Reform

We support research that emphasizes human dignity and enhances public safety, particularly focusing on reducing overcriminalization, recidivism, and barriers to second chances for ex-offenders.

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Toleration & Free Speech

We support research, educational programs, and dialogue focused on enabling a more tolerant society through modeling civil discourse and protecting press freedom.

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Foreign Policy

We support new voices and sound scholarship that speak to America's enduring interests and policies that will make our country safer.

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Economic Freedom

We support research on the barriers that prevent people from working, innovating, and creating value for themselves and their communities.

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Technology & Innovation

We support scholars who are examining the barriers to innovation in myriad areas, from transportation and health care to online communication.

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Corporate Welfare Reform

Corporate welfare takes many forms but typically involves government-granted advantage or privilege over current or future competitors, often with negative unintended consequences.

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Foundations of Well-Being

Well-being is a critical topic with broad implications for how individuals and societies organize to maximize human fulfillment and welfare.

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Grantee Spotlights

Our grantees examine issues that matter and propose solutions to help people improve their lives.

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