2022 IPRC Best Policy Brief Award Announcement

Congratulations to our 2022 IPRC Best Policy Brief award recipient!

Madisen Haines, School of Community and Global Health
“Implementation of Suicide Awareness and Prevention Strategies into School Curriculum to Reduce Suicides in San Bernardino County”

Deadline Extended to April 8!

The submission deadline for 2022 IPRC Best Policy Briefs has been extended to 5pm Friday, April 8.

Selected Policy Briefs will be announced April 29, 2022.

Call for Submissions: 2022 IPRC Best Policy Brief Award

The Inequality and Policy Research Center (IPRC) is pleased to announce the call for submissions from students at Claremont Graduate University for the 2022 IPRC Best Policy Brief Award.

The Best Policy Brief Award recognizes student work employing quantitative methodology in analysis of inequality and related phenomena affecting vulnerable, diverse communities.

Three entries will receive awards of recognition, including one award of $400 and two awards of $300 (per project). Criteria include level of research, quality of visualizations, and clarity of presentation. Authors of the three entries will be invited to publish their policy brief on IPRC website.

Policy briefs are short research papers exploring an aspect of inequality and concluding with findings and recommendations for policy. Briefs should be no more than 1,000 words in total.

Rising inequality continues to impact lives around the world. Focusing scholarly interest in inequality is the fundamental cause of the Inequality and Policy Research Center.
We encourage research into political, economic, social, health, educational, labor and environmental aspects of inequality and poverty to advance socially equitable policies.


Currently enrolled MA and PhD Students from throughout Claremont Graduate University are invited to participate in the 2022 IPRC Best Policy Brief Award.
Previous award winners are not eligible to apply.

Submission of Application and Selection

To apply, complete the submission form and upload your policy brief using the linked form here. This is a Google Form, for which you will need to use your Google account. Policy briefs, cover page and abstract should be submitted in one file.

Check out Guidelines for policy briefs for detailed information.

For more information, please contact IPRC Research Coordinator Rena Salayeva at iprc@cgu.edu

Previous Best Policy Brief Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 IPRC Best Policy Brief award recipients!

Vienne Wing-yan Lau, School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation (Psychology)
“What’s in It for Me(n)? The Impact of Self-Interest on Men’s Support for Gender Inclusion Initiatives”

Byengseon Bae, School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation (Politics)
“Women Legislators Matter”

Yi Ling Chang and Yuan-Yuan Lee, School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation (Politics and Economics) and Drucker School of Management
“A Scientific Policy Guidance with System Dynamics Modeling: The Case Study of Alabama”

Sarah Alismail and Bala Mullachery, Center for Information Systems and Technology and School of Community and Global Health
“Addressing Linguistics Assistance Needs: The Occurrence of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality and the Distribution of the Limited English Proficient Population in California”