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The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) funds three programs: (1) the Milgrom Community Service and Innovation Fellowship for University of Chicago students, focused on helping improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in Chicago through education-related community service; (2) the Successful Pathways from School to Work research initiative, which supports rigorous inquiry on how educators can become more effective in fostering the skills, dispositions, and experiences essential for success in the modern labor market, as well as society as a whole; and (3) the Milgrom Educational Innovation Challenge Grant, which supports University of Chicago organizations in order to enable them to establish a competition for University of Chicago students to design solutions to education-related problems in Chicago and provide students the programming necessary for its success. 

The HMSO is currently accepting applications for the Successful Pathways from School to Work initiative and the Milgrom Educational Innovation Challenge Grant. The HMSO is not currently accepting new applications for Milgrom Community Service and Innovation Fellowship grants at this time.

  • Successful Pathways from School to Work

For 2019, the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) will fund two categories of research through the Successful Pathways from School to Work grant program: (1) field-initiated pre-doctoral projects by students at the University of Chicago, working under close supervision of faculty mentors; and (2) field-initiated faculty projects with a University of Chicago faculty member as principal investigator, which may involve work by faculty, graduate students, and practitioners both within and outside the University of Chicago. The HMSO will support a range of study types, employing a variety of disciplinary tools and perspectives to examine questions pertinent to enhancing the educational and life chances of disadvantaged students. 

The HMSO is now seeking Letters of Interest that cannot exceed 1,500 words in length, due by April 29, 2019. For more information about this year’s grant competition, including who may apply and the process for submitting an application, consult the 2019 RFP or contact Lisa Rosen to schedule a pre-submission consultation: rosen@uchicago.edu

  • Milgrom Educational Innovation Challenge Grant

In 2019, the HMSO will fund an organization at the University to design and implement an Educational Innovation Challenge program that provides selected teams of University and Chicago public high school students with some combination of the following: (1) programming to develop students’ understanding of local educational needs, challenges and opportunities; (2) support—including compensation for students’ time— to develop a viable business plan for an enterprise that addresses an authentic educational need and/or tangibly improves the skills of disadvantaged children or youth in Chicago; (3) infrastructure to help build their solutions, which could include innovative tools, products, interventions, or programs; and (4) the chance to compete for prize money and additional guidance and support to further develop and implement their ideas.

The HMSO is now seeking Letters of Interest that cannot exceed four single-spaced pages, due by May 8, 2019. For more information about this year’s grant competition, including who may apply and the process for submitting an application, consult the 2019 RFP or contact Lisa Rosen to schedule a pre-submission consultation: rosen@uchicago.edu

 

 

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