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Faculty Research

About Market Process Faculty Fellowship

The Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process has an ongoing program to solicit research proposals and fund research. The Initiative provides summer research grants for faculty members to conduct and publish research in the field of free enterprise and political economy and is specifically interested in supporting projects in the field of Public Choice.

The Initiative recognizes as an absolute priority the support of faculty whose primary teaching and research areas are directly tied to free enterprise and public choice economics. Priority is given to those faculty members who have responsibilities for free enterprise and economics curriculum development, instruction, and/or program development.

Expectations

The aim of the fellowship is to build a cluster of faculty interested in supporting the mission of the IPCMP and to aid faculty in the pursuit of research in the areas of political economy, public choice, and free enterprise. Each research fellow will aid the director with an area of programing for the IPCMP, and promotion of events during the academic year and submit research proposals for summer research projects that support the IPCMP mission. 

Publication of project results, either in whole or part, must recognize the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process support with the following statement "(Partial) funding for this project came from the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process, School of Business, College of Charleston".

Investigators receiving awards are required to publish (within 6 months) a one-page abstract of the project on the Initiative's webpage.

A report of the outcome, such as completed working paper or submission for publication is required by September 2, 2015. 

Funding

Awards not to exceed $5,000 per project.

Eligibility

All College of Charleston faculty members are encouraged to apply for funding.

Application materials

All the application materials should be submitted to Peter Calcagno, Department of Economics, IPCMP@cofc.edu.

  1. An abstract briefly describing the project (200 words or less)
  2. Current vita
  3. A brief request (2 pages max) covering the following points:
    • Title of project
    • Purpose of the research
    • Methodology
    • Hypothesis or possible outcomes from the research
    • Work product/deliverables
    • Budget

Evaluation

All proposals will be evaluated by the director of the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process, Chair of the Department of Economics, and an additional faculty member selected by the director. The research proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of project to free enterprise and public choice economics (40%)
  • Quality of the proposal (30%)
  • Plan of operation (30%)

Disclaimers

  1.  Publication of project results, either in whole or part, must recognize the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process support with the following statement "(Partial) funding for this project came from the Initiative for Public Choice & Market Process, School of Business, College of Charleston."
  2. Investigators receiving awards are required to publish (within 6 months) a one-page abstract of the project on the Initiative webpage. Research Fellows are encouraged to present their research at the economic and finance seminar series.
  3. Research Fellows will sign an agreement stating they understand the conditions of the fellowship.

Deadline

September 26, 2014

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