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The Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research

The Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research serves as a bridge between the academic and policy worlds, advancing scholarly research that addresses pressing issues and concerns.

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Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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The Washington Institute for Public Affairs Research serves as a bridge between the academic and policy worlds, advancing scholarly research that addresses pressing issues and concerns. The Institute helps SPA researchers organize and support research projects and promotes collaborative work, effectively putting the lessons of academic research into practice.

WIPAR helps faculty members navigate the proposal process, offering hands-on expertise in conceptualizing, drafting, and coordinating the process between you and the SPA administration. Wether you have an idea and need to find a funding source or if you have a proposal that is ready for submission, we are here to help you start the process.

Applying for Grant Funding


Need Funding?

Reach out to wipar@american.edu with a brief description of your idea and goal for your project. We will help you search for funding that match your interests.

Ready to submit a proposal?

Already know where you want to submit a proposal?
Contact Colette Abichaker, WIPAR's Assistant Director, two weeks prior to your deadline with information about where and when you are applying. The process to get a budget approved and additional submission material ready can take several days. Contact us early to ease the process.

Helpful Resources

The PI Checklist will help you, the Principal Investigator, keep track of your grant proposal.

Recent Awards

Congrats Faculty

Join us in congratulating recent SPA faculty grant winners!
 

Congrats to Thomas Zeitzoff for his NSF grant with colleagues at the University of California, Davis for their work on stopping cycles of retributive violence in the US and Mexico.

To Sophie Idilbi and the Key Executive Leadership team for their new program with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration Control and Enforcement Agency.

Congrats to David Barker for his work with California State University, Sacramento on a new NSF grant.

Upcoming Events

Join the SPA faculty in a discussion of recent research project ideas. Each month a new faculty member shares a proposal idea, seeking input and strategies from colleagues.

The next Ideas Lab will be on Wednesday, October 31 in Kerwin Hall, room 300.
Nathan Favero and Janice Iwama will present their ideas.

Upcoming Deadline Calendar