Deadline: August 15, 2015
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is seeking research proposals that generate knowledge and expertise that can feed joint learning, innovative practices, and evidence-based policymaking for successful entrepreneurship and the financing of entrepreneurial ventures by women (and men).
One area of specific interest is entrepreneurship as a gendered phenomenon. As described in Jennings and Brush (2013):
“Perhaps the most fundamental contribution of women’s entrepreneurship research lies in acknowledging and documenting that entrepreneurship is not a gender-neutral phenomenon. Instead, entrepreneurial activity occurs within—and is thus impacted by—systems of socially constructed and widely shared beliefs about the characteristics typically associated with women and men and the behaviors and roles deemed appropriate for members of each sex.”
Scholars are encouraged to connect empirical phenomena to theory and to employ rigorous and replicable data and methods to test their ideas. Partnerships between researchers and entrepreneurship programs also are encouraged. Qualitative and quantitative papers as well as new theoretical contributions are welcome. In doing so, research can build a body of high-quality, cumulative research that extends our current knowledge.
We will evaluate the proposals according to the following criteria:
We may host a conference in 2017 to highlight findings coming out of research projects funded through this RFP. Travel and accommodations will be provided to presenting authors.
Proposals should consist of:
Send proposal packages by email to Alex Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may invite a selection of applicants for an interview before making a final decision. The Kauffman Foundation reserves the right to request additional information and attach additional conditions to the grant.