PREDOC RA award program
Empowering proven mentors to hire research assistants to support a project in the quantitative social sciences
The PREDOC Research Assistant award program provides awards to faculty, researchers, post-doctoral scholars, and doctoral candidates at institutions of higher education and research to hire RA support for a project in the quantitative social sciences. The program supports the hiring and mentoring of undergraduate RAs at institutions outside their home institution.
The PREDOC RA award program is open to research proposals for projects in the quantitative social sciences and welcomes proposals that:
- include clear deliverables that the undergraduate RA will meaningfully contribute to
- integrate mentorship in the RA experience
- will deepen the RA’s understanding of research in the quantitative social sciences.
The next call for proposals for the PREDOC RA award open in Fall 2022. Please send question about the PREDOC RA award program to Michelle Skinner.
In Fall 2021, PREDOC provided $40,000 in funding to support 10 projects ranging from financing in the digital area to the influence of SEC litigation upon analyst. Please see below to learn more about each project.
COVID-19 and the Well-Being of CUNY Students
- Awarded to Sasha Rudenstein at City College of New York
Data is an Asset: Financing in the Digital Era
- Awarded to Yuan Shi at the University of Michigan
Examining the Distributional Impacts of Nigeria’s Fixed Exchange Rate
- Awarded to Toni Oki at Harvard University
Exporter Market Power and Global Agricultural Trade
- Awarded to Lucas Zavala at Princeton University
Follow the Leader? Rethinking Leadership and Hierarchy in the Workplace
- Awarded to Elizabeth Trinh at the University of Michigan
Influence of SEC Litigation on Analyst Optimism on Internet Firms
- Awarded to Kunapuli Raji at Southwestern University
Place Based Policies with Local Voting
- Awarded to Leonardo D'Amico at Harvard University
Unveiling the Impact of Private Attorneys on Defendant's Outcomes
- Awarded to George Vojta at the University of Chicago
What's in a Footprint? An Exploration of Twitter Real versus Fake News Accounts during the 2016 Influence Campaign
- Awarded to Ori Swed at Texas Tech University
Zoning and Urban Consumption: Evidence from Smartphone Data
- Awarded to Vincent Rollete at MIT