China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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Smart mattress cover, Luna adjusts your bed’s temperatures, tracks your sleep patterns, and connects to home devices.

Smart mattress cover, Luna adjusts your bed's temperatures, tracks your sleep patterns, and connects to home devices. Luna functions as heating pad. It’s dual-zone, meaning you can crank it up to 83 degrees Fahrenheit, while your bedmate stays 10 degrees cooler. But it’s not like a traditional heating pad, Bassi insists. Once the bed gets up to your preferred temperature —which it learns over time, like the smart thermostat Nest— the bed is basically self-sustaining at that temperature. “It’s...
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The Institute for New Economic Thinking Supports Economic-Oriented Events

Have an idea for an event, and the energy to execute it? The Institute for New Economic Thinking supports student-organized events to promote new economic thinking at colleges and universities worldwide. Mainly the Institute is looking for events that foster conversation between the new economic thinkers of the future (that’s you!) and the new economic thinkers of the present (such as Institute grantees or other members of the Institute's Community). Many formats are possible: conference, wor...
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The Kazanjian Foundation is Funding Economic Education Projects

Is economic education a focus for you? The Kazanjian Foundation  is offering opportunities to apply for funding for projects relating to economic education. Grant Information The Foundation makes grants of various sizes. The average grant is approximately $22,000, however grants as small as $3,500 and as large as $150,000 have been made. Occasionally, multi-year grants are made for larger projects. The Foundation has an abiding interest in elevating the nation’s understanding of the nee...
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Behavioral Economics Grants Available

The Russell Sage Foundation is offering grants to young investigators working on behavioral economics projects. In 2009, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation started a working group to advance behavioral economic research on consumer financial decision-making. The purpose of the Working Group on Behavioral Economics and Consumer Finance is to explore ways in which the regulation of consumer finance can be informed by behavioral research. As an extension of the work don...
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Project & Presidential Awards: Economic Grants to Look At

pplication Process and Deadlines Deadlines for both letters of inquiry and project proposals are oriented around the Foundation’s regularly-scheduled Board meetings. All Project Awards with budget requests greater than $35,000 must be approved by the Foundation's Board of Trustees; all budget requests up to $35,000 are treated as Presidential Authority Awards and may be approved without prior Board review. All potential projects must be preceded by a letter of inquiry. We encourage interested ...
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National Science Foundation is Awarding Economic Research Grants

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding economic research grants.  The Economics program of the NSF supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, econom...
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IFREE Small Grants Program Deadline is August 15

The International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) Small Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 for economics research projects. IFREE’s mission is to advance the understanding of exchange systems and the testing and application of market-based institutions. The Program funds basic research in economics through experimental methods. All proposals for the Grant Program undergo a peer-review process. Funding decisions are based on scientific-merit, likelihood o...
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