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RSF Bulletin

New Grants Approved in RSF’s Core Programs and Special Initiatives

At their March 2018 meeting, the Russell Sage Foundation’s trustees approved three grants in the programs on Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, Future of Work, and Social Inequality; and six grants in the special initiatives on Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Integrating Biology and Social Science, Computational Social Science, and the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act.

View the full list of new board-approved grants.


New Presidential Authority Grants Approved in Programs and Special Initiatives

The foundation has approved two Presidential Authority grants in the Behavioral Economics and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration programs; six grants in the special initiatives on Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Non-Standard Employment, Integrating Biology and Social Science, and the Social, Economic, and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act; and a conference for an upcoming issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences.

View the full list of new Presidential Authority grants.


RSF Accepting Visiting Scholar Applications for 2019–2020 Academic Year

The foundation invites visiting scholar applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. The visiting scholar program, established over thirty years ago, is a unique opportunity for social scientists to pursue research projects that investigate essential questions on social, economic, and political life in the United States while in residence at RSF. The program fosters the exchange of ideas in a vibrant interdisciplinary environment and promotes collaborations between researchers. Applications are reviewed by outside experts; final selections are made by RSF trustees. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be accepted until June 28, 2018.

View further information on the program, including eligibility requirements and application guidelines.


RSF Accepting Visiting Researcher and Visiting Journalist Applications

The foundation is accepting applications for visiting journalists and visiting researchers for the period from September 1, 2018–June 30, 2019. Visiting journalists and visiting researchers work in residence at the foundation, typically for periods of 2-3 months. The application deadline for both is May 1, 2018.


Funding Opportunities: Behavioral Economics; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; and Special Initiatives

RSF is accepting letters of inquiry until May 24, 2018 at 2pm ET/11am PT in the Behavioral Economics and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration programs, as well as the special initiatives on Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Integrating Biology and Social Science Knowledge, and Computational Social Science.

View all funding deadlines and application guidelines.


Request for RSF Journal Articles: The Criminal Justice System as a Labor Market Institution

RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences is accepting abstracts for papers for an upcoming issue on the criminal justice system as a labor market institution, edited by Sandra Susan Smith and Jonathan Simon (University of California, Berkeley). RSF invites proposals that advance new and innovative research on the relationship between criminal justice contact and inequalities in labor market experiences and outcomes. The deadline for submissions is May 22, 2018.

View the request for articles.


Works in Progress: Visiting Scholars Brian Powell and Richard Ashby Wilson

Visiting scholar Brian Powell (Indiana University) is studying public opinion regarding who should bear the primary responsibility of paying for higher education. In an interview with the foundation, Powell discussed his ongoing research and described some surprising shifts in public sentiment over who should pay for college—parents, students, government—that have occurred in recent years.
Read the interview.

Visiting scholar Richard Ashby Wilson (University of Connecticut) is developing a framework that would better enable courts and legal scholars to identify incitement based on a series of empirical measures. In an interview with the foundation, Wilson discussed the legal precedents for separating incitement from protected speech in the U.S., and how he is drawing from the social sciences to create a new standard for evaluating instances of incitement.
Read the interview.


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