The Center for Decision Research is accepting submissions for the spring round of the Thaler-Tversky Independent Research Grant program for emerging scholars. This program is supported by the generosity of CDR Governing Board Member Richard Thaler in honor of Amos Tversky, and provides a limited number of small grants to support new behavioral science research led by University of Chicago PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.
The primary motivation for these grants is to support our emerging scholars in conducting new independent behavioral science research. Proposals for research jointly pursued with a faculty member are not eligible for these awards, although we do hope that faculty will encourage our emerging scholars to pursue eligible research. Applicants are permitted to have graduate student or post-doc collaborators. Ideal applications will demonstrate conscientious, independent thought, and avenues to expand CDR research efforts beyond the domains being explored in our faculty members’ labs. Awardees will receive up to $3,000.