Empirical Research Projects – Funding, Support

The Searle Civil Justice Institute (SCJI) at George Mason University School of Law is seeking proposals for empirical research projects that will result in publishable-quality and policy-relevant reports. The SCJI will select proposals in a three-stage process.

Initial Preliminary Statements of Research Proposals, not to exceed one page, must be received by March 15, 2012, to receive full consideration for the 2012-13 funding cycle. SCJI will request a full proposal from selected authors by April 15, 2012. The 2011 SCJI Empirical Research Workshop will take place in June 2012.

SCJI will fully support certain accepted proposals by paying author(s) to lead the research efforts, providing in-house econometricians and legal experts as project staff, paying for necessary data (which includes employing large numbers of research assistants to find and code data that might otherwise by unavailable), and funding a comprehensive communications strategy for the final Public Policy Report.

More information is available on SSRN. mw