The Weiss Fund for Research in Development Economics supports research by students and ladder faculty at Boston University, Harvard, MIT, Northwestern University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley working in development economics, broadly defined. The program funds projects that address a wide range of issues affecting less developed countries.

Two types of funding are currently available:

• Research project grants
• Exploratory travel grants

Applications for the Fall 2019 round are tentatively due at 11:59pm on October 13, 2019.

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.