MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) is now accepting proposals through the Michigan Applied Public Policy Research (MAPPR) grant program. MSU faculty are encouraged to review the call for proposal guidelines and consider participating in this program. 

The Institute expects to distribute $150,000 in total for MSU grants of up to $30,000 each for applied research on current policy-relevant issues in Michigan.

Three-page proposals and budgets are due July 15th, 2021. Recipients will be announced in early August. Grant recipients are expected to submit a written report on their research findings pertinent to policymakers.

Additional information, as well as a list of previously funded MAPPR projects and reports, is available at:

Questions regarding the proposal or grant process may be directed to Arnold Weinfeld, at:
Questions regarding budgeting can be submitted to Iris Taylor Harper, at:

IPPSR also offers survey research services through the Office for Survey Research, the State of the State Survey, and the Michigan Policy Insiders Panel and can assist with related budget preparation. For comparing Michigan to other states, IPPSR also maintains the Correlates of State Policy dataset with thousands of variables measured for all states by year. IPPSR also conducts regular trainings and forums for state policymakers and can assist faculty in presenting research to policymakers.