Public Policy Projects
What are Public Policy Projects?
Public Policy Projects (PPPs) are research experiences that engage undergraduate students (individuals or groups) in applied community based research focused on the critical examination of a current public policy issue or problem in the community. Here are a few examples of potential projects:
- Policy options to improve water quality in Lake Erie.
- Alternative public health initiatives to address the opioid epidemic.
- Policies to sustain or improve funding for the arts.
- Policies that encourage sustainable construction and architectural design.
- Policy solutions to protect citizens’ privacy on the internet.
- Educational funding models to improve access to high quality education from preschool through college.
- Policies that encourage corporate social responsibility.
Is there funding available?
PPPs may be completed in four different formats, each with different funding options:
- Faculty supervised independent study during fall or spring semester (Student Mini Grant, $500 maximum for costs like travel, supplies, report dissemination)
- Faculty-led course PPP (Faculty Course Grant, $2,500 maximum to cover costs like travel, workshops, guest speakers)
- Faculty supervised summer research project (Student Stipend $2,500 maximum, and $500-$2,500 in faculty professional development funds depending on the number of projects supervised)
- Faculty supervised winter session research project (Student Stipend $500 maximum, and $250-$750 in faculty professional development funds depending on the number of projects supervised)
Policy Matters Ohio - Nonprofit policy research organization working to broaden the debate about economic policy in Ohio.
Project Citizen (K-12 Resource)
Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
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