The CLOSUP Small Grants Program
The links below provide short descriptions of awards previously made under the CLOSUP Small Grants Program. For more information about these projects, please contact the project directors, or the CLOSUP staff.
The purpose of the CLOSUP Small Grants Program is to provide partial support for applied policy research and/or policy-relevant outreach efforts that simultaneously generate new research insights and link the University of Michigan research community with the state and local public policy communities. Each project is organized around a set of problems or issues that are both theoretically motivated from within one or more academic disciplines, and that are of practical importance to state and/or local policy-makers. The Program makes available resources for state and local-policy relevant research and outreach-related activities such as graduate student salaries, data collection and management, workshops, conferences, publication preparation, and dissemination of results. Funds may be used as seed money or to support ongoing activities. Priority is given to projects that include an outreach component.