The Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern*, Stanford Universities 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 the Spring 2018 round are due at 11:59pm on April 1, 2018.

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 Fund ( with any questions.


Note for Northwestern University affiliates: before awardees from Northwestern U. can be supported or awards can be processed, the institution must join the master agreement governing the Weiss Fund.