SOURCE: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

May 24, 2010 11:44 ET

Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for Entrepreneurship Dissertation Fellowship Grants

Program Will Award Grants of $20,000 Each to 15 Doctoral Scholars

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - May 24, 2010) -  The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the 2010-2011 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program's online Request for Proposals is available now through Sept. 15, 2010. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

"Since its establishment in 2003, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program has awarded fellowships to 108 world-class scholars," said Robert J. Strom, Ph.D., director of Research & Policy at the Foundation. "The study of entrepreneurship has immediate applications for policymakers, educators, service providers and entrepreneurs, and we look forward to the 2010-2011 Fellows' contributions to this exciting field."

This competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. This program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will complete their dissertations by the conclusion of the 2011-2012 academic year.

Graduate students interested in applying for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program can find the Request for Proposals online at All proposals must be submitted via the online application by 7:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. Please direct all questions to

Recipients may use the grant to pay for costs associated with their dissertation, including data collection and analysis, databases, specialized hardware/software and travel.

About the Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. It also works to prepare students to be innovators, entrepreneurs and skilled workers in the 21st century economy through initiatives designed to improve learning in math, engineering, science and technology. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. More information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

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