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We are calling for cutting-edge research proposals from LBS faculty, post-doctoral students, research fellows and PhD students from year 1.
Proposals are welcome from all subject areas that can demonstrate a fit with the Wheeler Institute’s research agenda. We are particularly keen on business research that addresses economic and social challenges in the developing world, although we recognise the often-interconnected nature of these challenges and their links to those in the developed world.
A primary objective of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development is to stimulate and support research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular emphasis on research in the developing world. Our ambition is to be a pre-eminent hub for trusted insights on business solutions to development challenges. We are impartial, academically rigorous and take a systemic view on problems. Our approach is multidisciplinary and problem focused.
Research for impact
The Wheeler Institute aims to promote research that applies business insights to address the world’s most pressing challenges. We are particularly keen on business research that addresses economic and social challenges in the developing world, although we recognise the often inter-connected nature of these challenges, and their linkages to those in the developed world.
Please visit our website, blog and research microsite for illustrations of our work.
This call for proposals is open to:
- LBS faculty
- PhD students from year 1
- Post-doctoral students
- Research fellows
Please note that a letter of support from supervising LBS faculty is a compulsory requirement for all LBS PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and research fellows. We also ask non-tenure-track faculty whose paper will be solo-authored to submit a letter of support from LBS faculty.
The Wheeler Institute supports research with up to £20,000. The type of research activity that we will favour can be sought for:
- Research costs
- Data acquisition costs
- Conference travel costs
This is not a closed set of activities. Applications for funding of other activities that are a part of research projects will also be warmly welcomed where these are congruent with the Institute’s overarching objectives.
For further information please refer to our grant guidelines for applicants and awardees.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Other research support from the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development
We support research that can have a ‘real world’ impact. In addition to our biannual call we are now welcoming research proposals from the LBS academic community related to COVID-19 and emerging markets. Learn more.