Foundation / Corporation
Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)
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Grants to USA scholars for innovative research addressing factors that contribute to inequality in America. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Studies will address how economic, political, and social inequalities have affected outcomes in these areas. This includes equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic mobilization and representation, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage.
The Foundation seeks investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration.
Topics of Interest:
- Economic Well-Being, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility
- The Political Process and the Resulting Policies
- Psychological and/or Cultural Change
- Labor Markets and Occupations
- Child Development and Child Outcomes
- Neighborhoods and Communities
- Families, Family Structure, and Family Formation
- Other Forms of Inequality
Examples of the kinds of questions that are of interest can be found on the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 175588
Project Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs. Projects that use publicly available data are capped at $75,000, including indirect costs.
Presidential grants are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). In rare circumstances, investigators may apply for a Presidential Grant of 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.
For projects using publicly available data (e.g., any non-restricted Census, CPS, or ACS, PSID, ECLS or any other such dataset), the budget request cannot exceed $75,000 (including indirect costs). RSF will only consider budget requests that exceed this amount if the investigator can adequately explain why the project requires a higher amount.
Projects are limited to no more than two years; RSF may consider longer projects in exceptional circumstances.
All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential grants.
All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S.
Students may not be applicants.
Letter of Inquiry (LOI): All research grant applications must be preceded by a letter of inquiry to determine whether RSF’s present interests and funds permit consideration of a full proposal. LOIs must be submitted through the online portal directly by an eligible principal investigator or co principal investigator.
Only invited proposals will be considered.
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: November 30, 2018 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Invited Proposal Deadline: March 4, 2019 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Funding Decision: June 2019
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: May 23, 2019 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Invited Proposal Deadline: August 15, 2019 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Funding Decision: November 2019
-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 19, 2019 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Invited Proposal Deadline: November 21, 2019 (2pm ET/11am PT)
-Funding Decision: March 2020
The Foundation cannot guarantee a response to any questions submitted within 10 days of a deadline. Any applications submitted after the cut-off time will automatically be deferred to the next round of applications. This applies even if you submit your application 10 minutes late.
Eligibility Information and Application Requirements:
Research Grant information: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/project-presidential-awards
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