$100K Grants for Research on “What Works” for Social Spending


Success or Failure GraphicIn response to the White House and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) call to action for evidence-based reforms across the federal government, the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy is launching a competition for low-cost randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that seek to build valid, actionable evidence about “what works” in U.S. social spending. The Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is unaffiliated with any social programs or program models. This initiative is funded through philanthropic grants to the Coalition from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

This program is designed as a three-year initiative to demonstrate the feasibility and value of low-cost RCTs to a wide policy and philanthropic audience. In its first year, the competition will select and fund, at up to $100,000 each, three low-cost RCTs that meet the criteria for policy importance and other factors described in the application packet.  The selected RCTs may fall within any area of domestic social policy; however, at least one will be in an area affecting children and families. All prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest (maximum three pages) by February 14, 2014.  For more information, click here for the complete RFP.

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