2019 Quartet Pilot Research Project Competition

Pension Research Council and the Boettner Center, LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Population Aging Research Center, Population Studies Center
Submission deadline: 
March 15, 2019

The Pension Research Council and Boettner Center, the Leonard Davis Institute and Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, the Population Aging Research Center, and the Population Studies Center invite investigators to submit pilot proposals for the annual FY 2019-2020 Quartet Pilot Research Project competition. Please share this announcement with researchers who might be interested.

Pilot funds are targeted to support small-scale, innovative or exploratory projects with a duration of one year. Funded projects must have the potential to generate academic publications and priority will be given to projects with potential to develop small-scale or preliminary research findings that would lead to applications for extramural funding, especially to the National Institutes of Health.

Proposals focusing on Population Health, Life-course and Healthy Aging in the following areas are encouraged:

  • New Dynamics of Population Diversity (population composition, migration, race, health inequality, aging and mortality);
  • Human Resources and Endowments;
  • International Population Research;
  • Population and the Environment;
  • Big Data and Population Science;
  • Early-Life Conditions and Older Adult Health;
  • Economics and Financing of Health and Aging;
  • Global Health and Aging;
  • Health Disparities;
  • Human Development and Behavior;
  • Fertility and Reproductive Health; and Biodemography. 

Total costs are generally limited to $10,000-$20,000 per application; however, larger budgets may be considered if the project is well-suited for generating applications for NIH funding.

Priority will be given to early career scholars and proposals with the potential for extramural funding.

See submission details, requirements and instructions