The University of Virginia Pay-for-Success Lab: Jump-Starting University-Based Pay-for-Success Research Labs Sep 04, 2018 By Bala MullothStefano Rumi The University of Virginia Pay-for-Success Lab: Jump-Starting University-Based Pay-for-Success Research Labs This case study gives an overview of the creation of the Pay-for-Success (PFS) Lab at the University of Virginia (UVA). It promotes discussion of how other university institutions can scale up their own research labs with a limited budget, and also introduces students to the PFS concept and the role university research institutions can play in the social impact process. It highlights the key opportunities and challenges of launching such research labs and concludes with several key decision questions that should be considered. Darden Business Publishing Areas of focus Social Entrepreneurship Bala Mulloth Bala is a globally oriented educator and entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and North America. Read full bio Stefano Rumi Related Content Bala Mulloth Innovation Tradecraft: Sustaining Technological Advantage in the Future Army Research For more than three years, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has been improving how it innovates in the face of rapid technological change. Dozens of departmental, service, and agency initiatives have emerged to address different aspects of the innovation problem. Charlottesville Works: Harnessing Social Networks to Promote Employment and Fight Poverty Research Ridge Schuyler believed that social networks were a unique and innovative way to fight poverty through sustainable employment opportunities. This case study describes how Ridge scaled up Charlottesville Works locally around a formalized social network model that connects unemployed individuals living under the federal poverty line to promising jobs through word-of-mouth, at little cost. Batten’s Bala Mulloth Awarded $100,000 to Empower Students to Solve Global Problems in Air Pollution News Batten Professor Bala Mulloth and UVA Engineering Professor Gaurav Giri have been awarded $100,000 for their work to mobilize students to learn about and help address the global air pollution crisis. Professor Spotlight: Bala Mulloth News Batten Professor Bala Mulloth thrives in different cultures. “I was born and raised in Mumbai, studied in New York City, then worked in Budapest, Hungary, and for the past four years, I have lived in Charlottesville,” said the professor of Social Entrepreneurship.