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Seed Grants

In order to encourage both interdisciplinary connections on campus and external research grant proposals, we created a seed grant program to promote extramural research in political economy and public policy. This an ongoing program whose goal is to assist faculty in cultivating a base of external funding that will support their work over the long term.

2022 Seed Grant Recipients

In 2022, The Murphy Institute awarded Public Policy Seed Grants to two research projects, one collaborative and one solo-authored:

  • Claire Daniel, Newcomb Institute, Julie Hernandez, Public Health, Mirya Holman, Political Science, Anna MahoneyNewcomb Institute
  • Javiera Selman, Economics
2021 Seed Grant Recipients

In 2021, the following five faculty members received Murphy Institute Public Policy Seed Grants:

  • Emily Cook, Economics
  • Augustine Denteh, Economics
  • Nghana LewisEnglish and Africana Studies
  • Wei Long, Economics
  • Raymond Taras, Political Science
2020 Seed Grant Recipients

In 2020, the following researchers received Murphy Institute Public Policy Seed Grants:

  • Patrick Button, Economics
  • Xuanhao He, Economics
  • Engy Ziedan, Economics
2019 Seed Grant Recipients

In 2019, the following researchers received Murphy Institute Public Policy Seed Grants:

  • Patrick Button, Economics; Luca Fumarco, Economics
  • Xiaojin Chen, Sociology
  • Mirya Holman, Political Science
  • Virginia Oliveros, Political Science
  • Engy Ziedan, Economics
2018 Seed Grant Recipients

In 2018, the following researchers received Murphy Institute Public Policy Seed Grants:

  • Kevin Callison, Economics; Rujun Zhao, Economics
  • LaPorchia Collins, Economics
  • Keith Finlay, Economics
  • Diego Rose, Public Health and Tropical Medicine; Rodrigo Aranda, Economics

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.