The Herb Kohl Public Service Research Competition supports nonpartisan research by La Follette School faculty members that informs critical public policy and governance debates and advances evidence-based decision-making.
Former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl has pledged $300,000 each year beginning in 2016 to support the research competition. The primary competition will fund:
- hiring of La Follette student project assistants
- collection of original data or analysis of existing data
- salary support for faculty members who devote significant time in the summer toward the completion of their Kohl Competition research projects
- activities to further the “impact” of the research with the public and/or public decision-makers
Two types of awards are available:
Research awards primarily support faculty members’ research.
Outreach awards amplify exposure and influence to ongoing faculty research through a scholarly workshop, a public symposium, or other outreach activity on or off campus.