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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)
08/11/21 2:00 PM Eastern Time/11:00 AM Pacific Time
Grants to USA investigators for eligible research addressing behavioral science. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Priority will be given to research on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examine causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. The Foundation seeks to support a wide range of research on decision-making in context by scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation.
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. It is 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. It is also interested in how the resulting circumstances and outcomes might influence governments to better anticipate and respond to future crises.
This initiative will support research proposals from multiple methodological perspectives that will further the understanding of decision-making processes and human behavior in the contexts of work, race, ethnicity, immigration, and social inequality, broadly conceived, in the U.S. Priority will be given to research related to core programs and other special initiatives. Limited consideration will be given to projects that test well-established behavioral effects without examining the overarching context or the underlying mechanisms.
RSF has a particular interest in the following research areas:
For a more detailed description of each of the above research areas, see the URL for Full Text below.
GrantWatch ID#: 184900
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.
Projects are limited to no more than two years; RSF may consider longer projects in exceptional circumstances.
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