The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California, Berkeley supports rigorous interdisciplinary research projects on topics aligned with our mission: to understand the dynamics and policies affecting workers, working life, and employment. We are inviting applications from UC Berkeley graduate and doctoral students. The 2024-25 awards cycle applications are now open. Applications close April 12, 2024 by 6pm PDT. Awardees will be notified by May 10, 2024.

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.

The application period is now open. Apply by Friday, April 12 at 6pm PDT.

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