BC-Kauffman Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2012-2013 Entrepreneu

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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today that the

2012-2013 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program's online Request

for Proposals is available now through Sept. 19, 2012. The Kauffman

Foundation will award up to 15 Dissertation Fellowship grants of

$20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the

support of dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship.

"Since its establishment in 2003, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship

Program has awarded fellowships to 138 world-class scholars," said

Robert J. Strom, Ph.D., director of Research & Policy at the

Foundation. "We are eager to see the contributions that this new group

of Fellows will make to the important field of entrepreneurship."

This competitive program is open to students seeking doctoral degrees

from accredited U.S. institutions of higher education. This program is

intended for students who are in the process of formulating their

dissertation proposals as well as doctoral candidates with recently

approved dissertation proposals. It is expected that applicants will

complete their dissertations by the conclusion of the 2013-2014

academic year.

Graduate students interested in applying for the Kauffman Dissertation

Fellowship Program can find the Request for Proposals online at

http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp/(http://www.kauffman.org/kdfp/). All

proposals must be submitted via the online application by 5:00 p.m.

Central on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Please direct all questions to

kdfp@kauffman.org(mailto:kdfp@kauffman.org). Recipients may use the

grant to pay for costs associated with their dissertation, including

data collection and analysis, databases, specialized hardware/software

and travel.

About the Kauffman FoundationThe Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a

private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of

entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human

welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman

Foundation aims to open young people's eyes to the possibility of

entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness

of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways

for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In

addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City

region to advance students' math and science skills, and improve the

educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion

Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and

high school students. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist

Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and

has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit

www.kauffman.org(http://www.kauffman.org/), and follow the Foundation

on www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn(https://www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn) and

www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn(https://www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn).

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