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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)
11/17/21 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT
Grants to USA scholars for research that addresses multiple factors contributing to inequality. Applicants must submit a letter of interest prior to applying. Proposals addressing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be prioritized. Funding is intended for innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political and economic inequalities in the USA, and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including educational access, job opportunities, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage within and across generations.
The Russell Sage Foundation will give high priority over the next several years to rigorous social science research that investigates the immediate and long-term social, political, economic, and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. We are particularly interested in research on the effects of the crisis on vulnerable populations and how they were shaped by both the increased inequalities of the last several decades and the differential effects of federal, state, and local policies implemented in response to the pandemic. We are also interested in how the resulting circumstances and outcomes might influence governments to better anticipate and respond to future crises.
The Foundation seeks innovative investigator-initiated research that will expand the understanding of social, political, and economic inequalities and the mechanisms by which they influence the lives of individuals and families. RSF welcomes projects that explore the relevance of economic, racial, ethnic, age, gender, immigration, residence, or other statuses for the distribution of social, political and economic outcomes within and across these groups.
The Foundation is most interested in social and economic outcomes as the primary indicator of well-being. Topics of Interest include:
Examples of the kinds of questions that are of interest can be found on the URL for Full Text link, below.
RSF is particularly interested in analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. We also support original data collection when a project is focused on important program priorities. Proposals to conduct field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged.
RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be well-specified and research questions and hypotheses must be clearly stated.
GrantWatch ID#: 175588
Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs.
Presidential Awards are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs).
PIs may request up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOI online: https://rsf.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new
Questions should be addressed to James Wilson, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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