Virtual Event



WorkRise 2023 Request for Proposals: Informational Webinar

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

WorkRise’s first 2023 Request for Proposals (RFP) will award $3 million across research projects and pilots that build actionable insights for improving US labor market practices and policies. This informational webinar is for interested applicants.

WorkRise funds scholars and practitioners on the frontiers of understanding and improving economic mobility in the US labor force, particularly for Black workers and other historically disadvantaged segments of the labor force.

We strongly encourage projects that build meaningful engagements and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups—workers, employers, organizers, community organizations and institutions, and local, state, and national public agencies—to inform research designs, test approaches, disseminate findings, and build trust and consensus around findings. Collaborations that build the capacities of diverse scholars from less resourced and traditionally underrepresented institutions will be received with particular interest.

In this webinar, applicants will learn about

  • key funding priorities and requirements for the WorkRise RFP,
  • how to submit applications through WorkRise’s online portal, and
  • prospective applicants’ questions about the RFP process.

To submit questions ahead of the webinar, please email We will try to answer as many questions as we can during the Q&A. A recording of the webinar will be made available online afterward. You do not need to attend the webinar to apply to the RFP.


  • Todd Greene, Executive Director, WorkRise, and Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Caleb Quakenbush, Associate Director for Grantmaking, WorkRise
  • Megan Tackney, Director for Strategic Engagements and Partnership, WorkRise
  • Brigitte Valcin, Director for Strategy and Operations, WorkRise

Support for this event is provided by the funders of WorkRise. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to
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