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ERIC Number: ED565761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
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Investing in the Future of Urban Scholarship: OUP's Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program
Office of University Partnerships
When the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in 1994, it decided that one of the new office's goals would be to "create the next generation of urban scholars and encourage them to focus their work on housing and community development policy." HUD already had a long history, through its Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), of seeking out reliable and objective data and analysis to inform its key policy decisions. Aligning one of OUP's goals with this mission would allow HUD a more active role in increasing the number of housing and community development specialists who would continue to perform this valuable and innovative research. To this end, OUP launched the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) program as one of its two original funding opportunities. The program's purpose was twofold: (1) Enable doctoral candidates to complete their research and dissertations on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues; and (2) Fund research studies that may impact federal problem solving and policy making and that are relevant to HUD's policy priorities and annual goals and objectives. This publication analyzes some of the many positive impacts that Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant recipients continue to make in the housing- and urban development-related fields of research. Highlighted are some of the sectors in which these grantees are making the greatest contributions, along with showcasing a sample of the work being done by this dedicated group of grantees. "DDRG Grantees, 1994-2011" is appended.
Office of University Partnerships. US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8226, 451 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20410. Tel: 800-245-2691; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of University Partnerships.; Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Development and Research.