WorkRise, the Urban Institute’s new research-to-action network for jobs, workers, and mobility, is offering up to $2 million for research on pilot and existing programs, policies, and practices.  The aim of the research is to rapidly develop rigorous evidence to inform and drive immediate economic relief to struggling workers and to create pathways for long-term economic security and upward mobility.

Two types of proposals are sought:

  1. Research projects using existing data (including survey and administrative data, proprietary and publicly available data, and qualitative data) to generate new analysis about how to strengthen vulnerable workers’ economic stability and economic mobility, and
  2. Pilots and other efforts that could be put into action quickly to generate new data and analysis.
Interested parties must submit a short, form-based letter of inquiry by 11:59 pm ET, June 29, 2020. Click here for additional information.