Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for Entrepreneurship Dissertation

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KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the 2011-2012 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program’s online Request for Proposals is available now through Sept. 14, 2011. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

“Since its establishment in 2003, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program has awarded fellowships to 123 world-class scholars,” said Robert J. Strom, Ph.D., director of Research & Policy at the Foundation. “We are eager to see the contributions that this new group of Fellows will make to the important field of entrepreneurship.”

This competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. This program is intended for students who are in the process of formulating their dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will complete their dissertations by the conclusion of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Graduate students interested in applying for the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program can find the Request for Proposals online at http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp/. All proposals must be submitted via the online application by 5:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. Please direct all questions to kdfpkauffman.org.

Recipients may use the grant to pay for costs associated with their dissertation, including data collection and analysis, databases, specialized hardware/software and travel.

About the Kauffman Foundation The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people’s eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students’ math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students set to open in 2011. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org, and follow the Foundation on www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.

Contacts: Lacey Graverson 816-932-1116 lgraversonkauffman.org Kauffman Foundation

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