SSRC Funding Opportunities

KRDC grants for IU researchers

The Social Science Research Commons invites requests for funding to support research that uses the resources of the University of Kentucky RDC (KRDC). Requests can be made for funds to support travel to the RDC by faculty or their graduate students and for any charges associated with using RDC data. We expect that typical requests will be for $500 - $3,000.

Eligibility: All IU Bloomington faculty, and graduate students (with faculty sponsor) are eligible for funding. Researchers with multiple KRDC projects are encouraged to submit an application for each project.

Project Report: Funding recipients must submit a brief 1-2 page report of the outcomes of the grant within 3 months of the end of the project period. Reports should address grant and fellowship proposals submitted or awards received as a result of the funded research, publications/presentations, and/or how the project advanced the recipient’s research agenda.

How to apply: Submit the following materials to

  • A copy of the project's proposal (to the Census, CDC, or other entity) or a project narrative describing the project’s goals and its advancement of empirical knowledge, theories, or methods (maximum 2 pages).
  • A budget and short (1 paragraph) budget justification
  • A list of personnel involved with the project, their statuses at IU (faculty, graduate student, staff, etc.), and their home schools and/or departments.
  • Documentation of project approval from the appropriate entity (e.g. the U.S. Bureau of the Census).*

*Please note that researchers may submit requests for funding prior to receiving project approval from the appropriate federal entity, but will be required to provide documentation of project approval before funds will be disbursed.