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

The Fall 2016 funding round is over. Applications were due by October 31, 2016.

Typically, there are two funding rounds per year. The anticipated due date for Spring 2017 Expressions of Interest is 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.
• If you are a researcher interested in evaluation opportunities,
  please peruse the current list of opportunities.

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