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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.

The Affordable Care Act

The Foundation has launched a new initiative on the social, economic and political effects of health care reform that 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 is launching a new social science journal, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences. We invite scholars to submit proposals for potential issues. Submissions must be made through the RSF Journal Application portal.

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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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Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

From the evening of Sunday, June 19, to the morning of Friday, July 1, 2016, the Foundation will sponsor a new Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics, to be held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2016, at 2pm EST.

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Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics

From the evening of Monday, June 27 to the morning of Saturday, July 9, 2016, the Russell Sage Foundation will sponsor the twelfth Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics, to be held in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by Friday, March 11.

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