It’s one thing to have access to research. It’s another to have access to research that matters.

Housed in Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, HRPI is able to deliver research that’s directly applicable to the HR issues you’re looking to solve and to provide you with the opportunity to connect with both leading experts from a Research I university and fellow top-level Human Resources executives.

Everything we’ll share with you has been particularly selected to ensure its relevance to you and your organization. We know what kind of research makes a difference; we’ve learned that from you. Now, you’ll get the research you’ve been looking for from us.

Funded Research

Beginning in February 2019, the Human Resources Policy Institute has awarded $55,000 in grant funding for timely and important research relevant to human resources. These HRPI Research Awards support doctoral students and faculty from across Boston University who are conducting promising early-stage research. Below, we list in alphabetical order the awardees from 2019 and 2020, and the focus of their funded research.

Are you a researcher ready to explore the complex and compelling world of HR?
HRPI puts cutting-edge research to use by sharing insights with top-level HR executives in major corporations. For researchers eager to make waves by impacting contemporary issues in HR, submit a proposal for an HRPI Research Award.

Are you an organization eager to help facilitate more cutting-edge research?
Committed to spreading knowledge? We have that in common. HRPI is committed to finding, funding, and delivering the best research in the HR sphere. Help us redefine research by sponsoring a research project. Email HRPI Assistant Director Sandy Keldsen at for more information.

Are you an HR executive, Questrom affiliate, or BU community member ready to learn all about the latest in HR topics?
For anyone looking to explore new research, HRPI is a skilled matchmaker in bringing eager minds like you together with brilliant, forward-thinking researchers. For more information, email HRPI Assistant Director Sandy Keldsen at