IRLE supports rigorous interdisciplinary research projects on topics aligned with our mission: to understand the dynamics and policies affecting workers, working life, and employment. To advance scholarship in these topics, we are inviting requests for funding applications from UC Berkeley faculty for the 2023-24 academic year. Applications for the 2023-24 awards cycle are now closed. Awardees will be notified by May 12, 2023.

IRLE seeks to fund a broad and interdisciplinary range of research areas that intersect with our mission. In recent years, we have funded projects focused on education, public employment, criminal justice, labor markets, racial equity, gender discrimination, and immigration.

Faculty research awards provide flexible funds designed to support and advance faculty research projects. Awards requested can be up to $30,000.

In addition to funding, IRLE will provide grantees with collaborative meeting space, opportunities for publication and promotion of work products, and other research support appropriate to the project.

Awards Program Details

Current and Past Awardees