The Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition supports nonpartisan research by La Follette School faculty members that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.
Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl has pledged $300,000 each year beginning in 2016 to support the research competition. The primary competition will fund:
• hiring of La Follette student project assistants
• collection of original data or analysis of existing data
• salary support for faculty members who devote significant time in the summer toward the completion of their Kohl Competition research projects
• activities to further the “impact” of the research with the public and/or public decision-makers
Two types of awards are available:
Research awards primarily support faculty members’ research.
Outreach awards amplify exposure and influence to ongoing faculty research through a scholarly workshop, a public symposium, or other outreach activity on or off campus.
Round One timeline
Applications due: September 15, 2016
Award announcement: On or before October 30, 2016
Funds available: November 2016 to December 2017
Round Two timeline
Applications due: June 1, 2017
Award announcement: On or before July 1, 2017
Funds available: August 1, 2017 to September 1, 2018