Research Grant Program

  • Each year the Batten Institute solicits grant proposals from faculty members of the University of Virginia who conduct rigorous and relevant research about entrepreneurship and innovation. Their research results in high-impact intellectual outputs consistent with the missions of the Darden School and the University of Virginia.

    Proposals for the Batten Institute research grant program are reviewed by a committee that includes members of Darden’s Research and Course Development Committee and Batten Institute leadership. Researchers may use the grants — $10,000, on average — to cover research-related expenses such as data collection, research assistance, and travel. Grant recipients are expected to produce papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as conference presentations and books for both scholarly and business practitioner audiences.

    Proposal Deadline: TBA
    Please submit your proposal using this Qualtrics Form

    For more details about the current grant cycle, please see the Request For Proposals (pdf), Sample Submission No. 1 (pdf) and Sample Submission No. 2 (pdf).

    2016–17 Grant Recipients

    Eileen Chou (Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy)
    Drained yet Inspired: Resource Depletion Fuels Creativity

    Natasha Foutz (McIntire School of Commerce)
    Predicting Dynamic Competition of Innovations via Virtual Stock Market

    Yael Grushka-Cockayne (Darden)
    Innovation Interlocks

    Edward D. Hess (Darden) 
    Scaling Innovation Thought Leadership in Bite-Size Formats  

    Tim Kraft (Darden) 
    The Role of Supply Chain Transparency, Technology and Trust in Social Responsibility Communications  

    Jeanne Liedtka (Darden) 
    Design Thinking for the Greater Good

    2015-16 Grant Recipients
    2014-15 Grant Recipients
    2013–14 Grant Recipients