Oct 102013


Graduate Research Award: Regulatory Governance
Application due date: November 15th, 2013
Award notification: December 15th,  2013

Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics invites graduate and professional students to apply for small research grants to fund the costs of research related to the analysis of regulatory governance, either for a pilot study that might turn into an eventual dissertation topic, or for an already formulated dissertation project. The Institute will furnish up to $2,000 per award, which must be used for research expenses (travel, purchase of research materials, etc.). We anticipate making three awards.

All proposals related to the broad domain of regulatory governance will be considered. Our priority areas include:
1)  Crisis and Risk Regulation:  How crises reshape risk perceptions, both among the general public and policy-making elites; and how regulators respond to such events?
2)  Adaptive Regulation:  How regulatory authorities cope with extremely rapid change, either in technology or economic conditions?
3)  New Directions for Competition Policy:  What are the appropriate approaches to regulating monopoly, oligopoly, and competition?
4)  Regulatory Strategies in Emerging Economies.  What are the patterns of policy diffusion (whether from the US and the EU to emerging economies; between emerging economies; or from the “periphery” to the “core”) and the ways that globalization is shaping those patterns?

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a Duke graduate or professional program for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
  • Applicants must submit the following to Jenny Cook at jennifer.cook@duke.edu:
    • Brief research proposal describing the research project, its connection to the study of regulatory governance, the amount of funding requested, and the specific ways in which the funds will be used. This statement should not exceed three (3) pages.
    • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is provided by the student’s faculty advisor or mentor for the project.
    • Copy of current Duke Transcript.
    • Curriculum Vitae, including a list of previous grants and awards.

Interdisciplinary Research Workshop
Recipients of Research Awards will be expected to present a paper or dissertation chapter draft based on the supported research to a graduate student workshop held by the Rethinking Regulation working group.

Rethinking Regulation Events
Recipients will be strongly encouraged to participate in Rethinking Regulation events, including a monthly interdisciplinary Faculty-Graduate Student Seminar and public events.

 October 10, 2013