Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SIPP Analytic Research Small Grants

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Analytic Research Small Grants Competition

Application Deadline: December 4, 2009

The National Poverty Center (NPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan seeks proposals for innovative research projects that use data from the 2004 and/or 2008 SIPP Panels. The NPC anticipates funding up to 8 proposals. Awards will range from a maximum of $20,000 for research using SIPP public-use data and/or SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) data, to a maximum of $40,000 for research using SIPP Gold Standard restricted-use data and/or comparative analyses using SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) and SIPP Gold Standard restricted-use data. Grants will begin February 1, 2010 and end January 31, 2011. Funds for this competition are provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economics Statistics Division.

For details, please visit: http://www.npc.umich.edu/opportunities/research_grants/sipp/index.php

Proposals will be considered that use earlier waves of SIPP data, but the project must use data from the 2004 and/or 2008 SIPP Panels, or from the SIPP Synthetic Beta (SSB) or SIPP Gold Standard restricted-use data. Comparisons of estimates from various data sources and studies on the effects of program participation on low-income populations are also encouraged. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating spell length and transitions to and from use of government programs, such as TANF, Food Stamps, WIC, SSI, unemployment insurance, etc.;
  • Analyzing the interaction of employment and unemployment with participation in government programs;
  • Elucidating the various mechanisms accounting for relationships between family structure/changes and indicators of well-being broadly defined to include income, material hardships, health or mental health;
  • Focusing on the well-being of both adults and children in analyses of the impact of family structure and change; disentangling the effects of income on family structure/transitions;
  • Focusing on men's or women's work lives, family transitions, and well-being;
  • Examining the transitions and/or spells in health insurance coverage and their relationship to other transitions.