What We Do Not Fund
The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation dedicated to programs of basic social science research in five program areas: research on the future of work, principally concerned with changes in the quality of low-wage work in advanced economies; research on current U.S. immigration that focuses on how well immigrants adapt to life in American society; research on cultural contact and improving relations between racial and ethnic groups; research that examines the social effects of rising economic inequality, and research on behavioral economics that incorporates insights of psychology into the study of economic behavior. Our limited budget makes it necessary for us to confine our grants to projects that fall within these announced areas of interest.
Our guidelines restrict us from giving grants for pre-doctoral study or research. We do not award scholarships or other types of grants for support of college funding.
We do not fund residential fellowships elsewhere. (See information about the Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Program.)
We are enjoined by IRS code from making general support grants to other institutions. Only specific project grants that further our declared program goals are permitted.
As an operating foundation carrying out our own programs of basic social science research, we are in a position to publish only those books deriving from the research that we support.