Waterloo, ON, and New York, NY, April 29, 2013 — The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) are accepting research proposals for their joint 2013 Grant Program, with grants ranging in value from $25,000 to $250,000.

This will be the fifth cycle of research grants to be issued under the program. To date, the organizations have awarded more than $20 million in grants since the program’s initial 2010 round.

CIGI and INET seek to create an environment nourished by open discourse and to empower the next generation of scholars with the necessary support to accelerate and advance new and important thinking on economic issues. Grants will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, and other centres of vital research worldwide. CIGI and INET encourage scholars from around the world in economics as well as in related fields, such as history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science and the physical sciences, to submit grant proposals.

In this round, CIGI and INET are primarily seeking to support research that is focused on five broad themes that are complementary to the organizations’ other activities and forthcoming research programs. The five key areas of research are: fundamentals of macroeconomics and macroeconomic management; behavior and the economy; financial stability; political economy of income and wealth distribution and inequality dynamics; and, innovation.

While these are the key areas in which proposals will be funded, CIGI and INET will give due consideration to any proposal that is consistent with our mission of furthering new economic thinking.

Grant proposals are due by June 13, 2013, and should be no longer than four pages in length, with a one-page summary. A research jury will review first stage applications and issue invitations for those with the most promising proposals to submit more complete applications by early August 2013. Grants will be awarded by early November 2013.

For detailed information regarding the grant program (including subtopics under each research theme) and application process, http://www.cigionline.org/inet/grants or email [email protected].

Eric J. Weiner, Senior Editor and Director of Communications, INET
Tel: 646.751.4915, Email: [email protected]

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI

Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is a New York City-based economic research and education foundation designed to broaden and accelerate the development of a new field of economic thought that will lead to real-world solutions to the great economic and social challenges of the 21st century. Created in response to the global financial crisis of 2008, INET is supporting this fundamental shift in economic ideas by funding academic research, building communities of new economic thinkers, and spreading the word about the need for change. For further information, please visit http://ineteconomics.org.

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

Grants will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, and other centres of vital research worldwide.
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