Established in 2015, the Foundation's Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars program provides the opportunity for distinguished social scientists to spend brief periods in residence at the Russell Sage Foundation. The program is named in honor of RSF’s founder, Margaret Olivia Sage. Margaret Olivia Sage (MOS) Scholars are nominated and selected by the Foundation's Board of Trustees on the basis of their outstanding career accomplishments. While in residence at RSF, they pursue their own research and participate in the intellectual activities of the Foundation through mentoring the annual class of Visiting Scholars and advising the President and program officers about both new and ongoing research initiatives.
Robert M. Solow continues as the Foundation’s Robert K. Merton Scholar, a position he has held since 2001. The Merton Scholar recognizes the enduring contributions of an eminent scholar to the social sciences. Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus at M.I.T., was Nobel Laureate in Economics in 1987.
In addition, each year the Russell Sage Foundation selects a class of 16-17 Visiting Scholars based on external peer review of submitted applications.
Current Margaret Olivia Sage Scholars
Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago