Kenan Institute Seeks Proposals for Academic Research Projects in the Field of Entrepreneurship

The Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is seeking proposals for outstanding academic research projects in the field of entrepreneurship.

Financial Support
The Kenan Institute will award approximately 5 grants of $10,000 each. The grant term will be from June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2021. To be eligible, applicants must be full-time faculty, Ph.D. candidates, or postdocs at an academic research institution. The Kenan Institute will not pay overhead expenses.

The Kenan Institute pays 40 percent of the grant when the grant is approved. An additional 40 percent will be paid when a working paper is uploaded to SSRN (with a deadline of December 31, 2019). The remaining 20 percent will be paid upon acceptance for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal (with deadline of December 31, 2021). All publications (including working papers) that are directly related to the grant funding must acknowledge the support of the Kenan Institute in an introductory footnote.

Priority Areas
The Kenan Institute has chosen its priority areas based on questions and themes developed during the 2018 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference. Please see the appendix at the end of this document for a review of these topics.

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