Tippie student receives grant from Kauffman Foundation for entrepreneurial research

Tippie student receives grant from Kauffman Foundation for entrepreneurial research

Tippie College of Business doctoral student Michael Andrews is the recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Ewing and Marion Kauffman Foundation to support his dissertation in the area of entrepreneurship.

Andrews, who is studying in the economics doctoral program, researches inventors and what drives them to become entrepreneurs.

“We all know about Steve Jobs, Bills Gates, and Thomas Edison,” Andrews says. “But as for the average inventor, we don’t know a lot about them.”

His research will involve learning about the average inventor­ and finding different factors that affect their ability to innovate.

The Kauffman foundation awards 20 grants each year through its Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program to doctoral-level students to support dissertation research leading to a better understanding about entrepreneurship and the issues facing entrepreneurs.

Contacts: 

Tom Snee, Office of Strategic Communication, 319-384-0010 (office), 319-541-8434 (cell)