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Funding Opportunities

The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation dedicated to programs of social science research. Below you will find active funding opportunities. Click here for upcoming deadlines.

Call for Proposals: Computational Social Science

RSF's initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality.

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Call for Proposals: Improving Education and Reducing Inequality

The Foundation, in collaboration with the W. T. Grant Foundation, seeks research projects that deepen our understanding of educational opportunity and success in the United States by using data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive constructed by Sean Reardon and colleagues. Proposals are due August 11, 2016 at 2pm ET.

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The Affordable Care Act

The Foundation's initiative on the social, economic and political effects of health care reform seeks to support innovative social science research on the effects of the Affordable Care Act. We are currently accepting letters of inquiry.

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Behavioral Economics

The Foundation’s Behavioral Economics program supports research that incorporates the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the study of economic behavior. We are currently accepting letters of inquiry.

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Future of Work

The Foundation's program on the Future of Work supports research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately-skilled workers in the United States. We are currently accepting letters of inquiry.

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Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

The Foundation’s newest program on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, replaces two previous programs: Immigration and Cultural Contact. The new program encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives on questions stemming from the significant changes in the racial, ethnic, and immigrant-origin composition of the U.S. population. We are currently accepting letters of inquiry.

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RSF Journal

The Foundation launched a new social science journal, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences in the fall of 2015. We invite scholars to submit proposals for potential issues.

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Social Inequality

The Foundation's program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. We are currently accepting letters of inquiry.

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