This is a list of commonly asked questions about the grant program. You can click on any of the following questions:
- How is the INET grant program different from other existing grant programs?
- How do I know if I am eligible for an INET grant?
- How do I apply for an INET grant?
- Can I apply as part of a team?
- Can I submit proposals for more than one project?
- How much money can I get through the INET grant program? For how many years?
- What restrictions does INET place on project budgets?
- How does INET review applications?
- How can I contact INET about my proposal or to ask questions about the grant process?
How is the INET grant program different from other existing grant programs?
We focus our efforts on supporting new economic thinking, in all the forms it may take. We are less interested in pure policy applications, institution building, and general program support.
How do I know if I am eligible for an INET grant?
Grants will be awarded primarily to individuals or teams of individuals affiliated with academic institutions, think tanks, and other research centers. We are especially interested in funding early stage research and junior research scholars.
INET’s grant program does not provide funding for students working on their dissertations or theses.
INET is looking to fund research that falls under the broad themes we outline in our calls for proposals. We are certainly open to and encouraging of ideas that fall outside the traditional boundaries of economic thinking.
INET does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender and/or gender identity, pregnancy or parental status, marital or domestic partner status, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability or medical condition, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
How do I apply for an INET grant?
Applications should include a proposal no longer than four pages in length, a one-page summary, and a budget. Applicants also will be asked to provide a short bio and a CV along with other basic information. Applications will be accepted online through a web portal that we will provide a link to nearer to the submission deadline of June 13, 2013, at www.ineteconomics.org/grants.
Can I apply as part a team?
Yes, you may apply as part of a team, but we do ask that only one researcher submit a proposal as the representative of the team.
Can I submit proposals for more than one project?
We will review multiple proposals from the same individual or team; however, no more than one will be eligible to be selected to move to the second stage of review. It is our suggestion that applicants focus on a single project.
How much money can I get through the INET grant program? For how many years
In general, INET awards grants ranging in value from $25,000-$250,000 for projects of one to three years' duration. Budget proposals are reviewed with great care for their realism and appropriateness.
What restrictions does INET place on project budgets?
- INET typically will not fund projects that primarily are focused on conducting a conference.
- INET will not fund proposals with greater than 10% of the budget allocated to overhead. (Overhead cannot be applied to fringe benefits or to subcontracts to a University or Institution that houses a scholar or team.)
- Acceptable expenses include researchers' salaries (course buyouts, etc.), data gathering, summer salaries or sabbaticals, hiring of students or young researchers, conferences and mutual visits, and a small amount of auxiliary expenses (assuming they are reasonable). INET is less likely to fund administrative salaries.
- INET will allow scholars to manage their own funds as long as the use of these funds is reported in an accurate manner.
- Tuition remission for graduate assistants is an allowable item provided it meets the following criteria: 1) the amount represents reasonable compensation for necessary work on the project, 2) tuition remission is provided in lieu of wages, and 3) the amount is consistently applied throughout the institution.
How does INET review applications?
All applications will be reviewed by a research jury composed of leading economists and social scientists. The most promising applicants will be invited to submit a longer, more complete proposal (seven or more pages) that also will be reviewed by a research jury, which will make recommendations to INET’s Academic Council. The Academic Council will in turn recommend the strongest applications to INET’s Governing Board, which will make the final determination of awards.
How can I contact INET about my proposal or to ask questions about the grant process?
Questions regarding INET grants or the application process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.