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: 1 May 2018
    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).

    2017–18 Grant Recipients

    Natasha Foutz (McIntire School of Commerce)
    Experiential Design of New Products with Optimal Intermissions

    Edward D. Hess (Darden) 
    Handbook of Innovation Behaviors and online course Excelling at Innovation and Leading Innovation Teams  

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

    Jeanne Liedtka (Darden) 
    Multiple initiatives advancing Design Thinking research and practitioner-oriented publications

    Pedro Matos (Darden)
    Developing an International Dataset on Corporate Innovation

    Sophie Osotimehin (College of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Economics)
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Aging Economies


    2016-17 Grant Recipients
    2015-16 Grant Recipients
    2014-15 Grant Recipients
    2013–14 Grant Recipients