The River Campus Libraries offers grants to current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Warner School of Education and Simon Business School to support unique, out-of-reach data needs for their independent studies.
All applications must be completed and submitted to the River Campus Libraries Data Grant Review Board for evaluation. Data grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed up until the deadlines for each semester listed below:
Fall 2022 final deadline: September 16, 2022
Spring 2023 final deadline: February 3, 2023
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they identify the data set needs for their research. For instance, students who plan to use the data for the spring semester can and are encouraged to submit their applications as early as October, before the spring semester starts.
The grant amount: Up to $2000 (per individual or a research team)
Grant Recipients’ research and stories
Data Granted (2021-2022)
- Competition following a product recall: national brands and private labels Simon School of Business graduate student Ruiqi (Rachel) Wu gave this presentation on April 25, 2022.
- Mobile internet and mental health Economics graduate students Lipeng Chen, Lena Harris, and Woosuk Choi gave this presentation on April 25, 2022.
- Earthquakes source inversion for a new focal mechanism catalog in West Africa Computational geophysics graduate student Jean-Joel B. Legre gave this presentation on April 25, 2022.
Data Granted (2020-2021)
- Tax incentives, digitization, and skill composition
Economics graduate student Geunyong Park gave this presentation virtually on December 2, 2020. He was awarded a data set grant by the River Campus Libraries on February 9, 2021.
- Fighting income inequality with international trade: Spanish evidence
Economics graduate students Victor Hernandez Martinez Victor and Roman Merga gave this presentation virtually on December 3, 2020. They were awarded a data set grant by the River Campus Libraries on February 9, 2021.
Data Granted (2019-2020)
- Migration, housing constraint, and inequality: evidence from China
Economics graduate students Min Fang and Zibin Huang gave this presentation to an audience at Rush Rhees Library on December 12, 2019.
- Mismeasured firm-level productivity gains from trade liberalizations: evidence from India
Economics graduate students Shafaat Y. Khan and Armen Khederlarian gave this presentation to an audience at Rush Rhees Library on December 12, 2019.