Foundation / Corporation
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
Grants of $7,500 and additional funding opportunities to USA, Canada, and International PhD candidates to support scholarship in the field of social policy. Grants will be awarded on the basis of merit and funding is unrestricted; awardees may use the grant on their project as needed.
Aim and Mission:
-To support emerging scholars through small grants;
-To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and
-To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.
The grant will be paid in two installments. For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:
1. Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;
2. Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or
3. Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.
The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level.
Applications are evaluated based on the Trustees’ assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, originality, methodology, theoretically informed or empirically rich research, and letters of recommendation. No specific weight is given to any one area. Proposals are evaluated based on overall merit of all aspects of the application.
Grant recipients will be publicized on the foundation's website, in appropriate professional media, and a press release to university media offices.
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 the most outstanding research project in their subject-matter area and recipients receive additional funding:
-Donald R. Cressey Award: Criminal Justice and Penology Practices
-Eli Ginzberg Award: Health and Welfare, particularly in urban settings
-Harold D. Lasswell Award: International Relations and Foreign Affairs
-Irving Louis Horowitz Award: Overall most outstanding project
-John L. Stanley Award: History and Ethics
-Joshua Feigenbaum Award: Arts, Popular Culture, and Mass Communication
-Martinus Nijhoff Award: Science, Technology, and Medicine
-Robert K. Merton Award: Addresses the relationship between Social Theory and Public Policy
GrantWatch ID#: 183892
Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.
Special Awards recipients receive an additional $1,500, with the exception of the Irving Louis Horowitz Award, which carries with it an additional $5,000.
Grants are issued immediately on receipt of an acceptance letter from the recipient. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the grant does not conflict with other funding they have secured. Grants are usually administered in June of the year they are decided.
Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.
Awards are made to individuals, not institutions. If processed through an institution, a waiver for overhead is required.
-Applicants must be current PhD candidates who are working on their dissertation;
-Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;
-Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;
-Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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