Editor’s note: This post was republished with permission from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Growthology blog.
Since 2003, the Emerging Scholars program has supported entrepreneurship scholars early in their careers. The program has funded more than 200 scholars and produced a large, high-quality body of entrepreneurship research (as highlighted in the Foundation’s State of the Field resource).
To celebrate the success and maturity of this program and acknowledge that many of our initial early-stage scholars are increasingly becoming senior scholars, the Kauffman Emerging Scholars will now be called the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars. Everything else will remain the same.
The Entrepreneurship Scholars program focuses on four key milestones in a scholar’s career through four different grant programs:
- Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship
- Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship
- Doctoral and Early Career Training Programs in Entrepreneurship
Through this program, the Kauffman Foundation encourages the best and brightest to focus their academic careers on entrepreneurship. These scholars go on to teach and research entrepreneurship throughout their careers.
Check out this video featuring our most recent Kauffman Prize Medal recipient, Yael Hochberg, on the impact this program is having on the field of entrepreneurship research.
Finally, we are currently accepting applications for our next round of Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship grants. If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying, please click here to find out more. The deadline to apply is August 17, 2016.
Alex Krause is a research assistant in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, working on the Kauffman Emerging Scholars program and assisting in the development of the entrepreneurship and education dashboards. She also assists in writing literature reviews, blogs, articles, and information briefs on economy, policy, entrepreneurship, and education.
She previously worked as the project director of Building a Community of Readers for the Kansas City Public Library. Earlier, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Office of Mayor Sly James and his Turn the Page KC reading initiative and an economics analysis intern for the U.S. State Department in the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.
Krause is a contributor of Kauffman’s entrepreneurship research blog, Growthology.org, which is syndicated by Missouri Business Alert.
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