The Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues that affect less developed countries.

Two types of funding are currently available:

• Research project grants
• Exploratory travel grants

Applications for funding in the Spring 2016 round are due by April 4, 2016.

Typically, there are two funding request evaluation rounds per year.The due date for Expressions of Interest to be evaluated in the Fall of 2016 is scheduled for October 31, 2016; applications to be evaluated in the Spring of 2017 are anticipated to be due February 28, 2017.

The Weiss Fund also facilitates project evaluation opportunities.

• If your organization is interested in recruiting a researcher to conduct an evaluation,
  please see the application instructions here.
• If you are a researcher interested in evaluation opportunities,
  please peruse the current list of opportunities here.

Please email the Weiss Family Program Fund ( with any questions.