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Grants for Social Policy Research

Grants to USA, Canada, and International PhD
Candidates for Social Sciences Dissertations

GrantWatch ID#: 174679
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Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy


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Grants of $7,500 to USA, Canada, and International PhD candidates for research addressing social policy on a local or global scale. Applications will be considered according to merit and evaluated according to project feasibility, quality of methodology, originality, and applicability. Research must be empirically rich and theoretically informed.

Special Awards:

Each year, the Trustees issue special monetary awards for outstanding projects in certain areas. These awards cannot be applied for directly, and are only granted at the discretion of the Trustees.

Special Awards are offered for research in the following areas and currently recipients receive an additional $1,500 unless otherwise noted:

1) Donald R. Cressey Award: For the most outstanding project in Criminal Justice and Penology practices.

2) Eli Ginzberg Award: For the most outstanding project in Health and Welfare, particularly in urban settings.

3) Harold D. Lasswell Award: For the most outstanding project in International Relations and Foreign Affairs.

4) Irving Louis Horowitz Award: The overall most outstanding project submitted for the award year. This Award carries with it an additional $5,000.

5) John L. Stanley Award: For the most outstanding project in History and Ethics.

6) Joshua Feigenbaum Award: For the most outstanding project in Arts, Popular Culture and Mass Communication.

7) Martinus Nijhoff Award: For the most outstanding project in Science, Technology and Medicine.

8) Robert K. Merton Award: For the most outstanding project addressing the relationship between Social Theory and Public Policy that draws upon the specific history of American social science.

Each grant is $7,500.

Special Awards provide an additional $1,500, with the exception of the Irving Louis Horowitz Award, which provides an additional $5,000.

Grants are non-renewable and recipients have 5 years from the announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.

Grants are made to current PhD candidates who are working on their dissertation.

Applicants may not already have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible.

Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department.

The Foundation will accept applicants from any country and any university in the world. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required.


Application Instructions:

You must provide two letters of recommendation. A third is optional. All materials, including letters of recommendation, are required by the closing date.

All application materials, including two letters of recommendation must be submitted by the closing date, January 31, 2017.

Awards are generally decided in May of each year and award winners will be notified and announced no later than June.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
10 Corporate Place South, Suite 102
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

(1) 732-445-2280

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