Support Affiliates

We believe that markets are a powerful tool for providing solutions to our most pressing problems. We launched the Affiliate Program to support the creation and sharing of knowledge about the role of markets in our impact areas of environment, health, education, and systems. The program works with four types of Affiliates:


Researchers at Wake Forest and beyond working on projects that will culminate in major publications, presentations, and public outreach, including conferences, lectures, and books. We are particularly interested in supporting experts seeking to produce synthetic work for non-subject matter experts.


Executives with extraordinary achievements and credentials who seek to share their expertise and views in communication efforts, such as books, lectures, and media projects.


Communicators creating well-researched media projects and curricula in the form of books, films, art, podcasts, videos, information visualizations, and long-format journalism that drive high-quality conversations and help create a better-informed public.


Students seeking to gain research or communication experience and develop a portfolio piece will be invited to propose a one-year research project. Please see our separate Student Affiliate page for details and instructions on how to become a Student Affiliate.


To apply to become an affiliate, please submit your information, a brief description of the project you propose to undertake, how it fits into at least one of the center’s impact areas, and a rough budget. If you are WFU faculty outside of the School of Business, you must consult with and get approval from your Chair followed by your Dean before applying.

Student Affiliates, click here instead.

Projects are evaluated on a rolling basis. We will reach out to applicants who may be a good fit with the center. If you have trouble submitting the form, please send it directly to Please note, we do not fund events at this time.

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    Our Impact Areas

    • Environment: How might we mitigate current crises and manage the natural world ethically while still supporting global development?
    • Health: How might we manage technology and resources to sustain a healthy, growing world population?
    • Education: How might we create opportunities for intellectual development to encourage and enable participation in a capitalist economy?
    • Systems: How might we design business, government, civic, and non-profit systems that foster individual creative potential and general prosperity?