From the IPL Call for Proposals:
"Purpose of awards: The International Policy Lab (IPL) works as a service to MIT researchers who seek to build relationships with the policy community and engage with policy makers. The IPL does not support new scholarly research but rather the translation of faculty members’ existing research into policy-relevant material and related outreach. Specifically, it offers guidance to faculty members on how to influence the policy community, connects faculty members directly with policy-makers, provides policy services and modest funding for translation and outreach, and coordinates faculty members’ travel to Washington, DC and elsewhere. The goal of these activities is to maximize the impact of faculty members’ efforts to inform public policy while minimizing the time they must invest in such efforts.
Deadline: December 8, 2017, 8PM EST.
Eligibility: All MIT faculty members and research scientists with PI status.
Support: Applicants may request staff support, funding, or both.