The Kauffman Foundation funds a series of programs and initiatives designed to support the overall goal of promoting entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. By assisting talented young scholars in their efforts to earn their Ph.D., encouraging early-career research, and recognizing ground-breaking research, the Kauffman Foundation is encouraging the best and the brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship. These individuals will go on to teach and research entrepreneurship throughout their careers.
In addition to funding scholarly research that helps us understand the role of entrepreneurship in society and its policy implications, the Foundation has established these programs that provide support and recognition to each career level of an academic professional:
Gregg Gordon, President of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), discusses the growing, interdisciplinary field of entrepreneurship and how research helps build the field.