What We Do Not Fund

The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation dedicated to programs of basic social science research on “improving social and living conditions in the United States” in four program areas: 1) behavioral economics, 2) the future of work, 3) race, ethnicity, and immigration, and 4) social inequality. 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 social science research, we are in a position to publish only those books related to our core research programs.

The Russell Sage Foundation
Journal of the Social Sciences

The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of original empirical research articles by both established and emerging scholars.


The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.


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