Application Deadlines

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Research Grants (Core Programs and Special Initiatives)

Funding Guidelines for May 3, 2023 Deadline

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under all of its core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in ContextFuture of Work; Immigration and Immigrant IntegrationRace, Ethnicity and ImmigrationSocial, Political, and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address the effects of social movements, such as drives for unionization and mass social protests, and the effects of racial/ethnic/gender bias and discrimination on a range of outcomes related to social and living conditions in the United States.

LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. After peer review, about 15% of those who submit an LOI will receive an invitation to submit a proposal. If you are unsure about the foundation's expectations, we strongly recommend that you review the grant writing guidelines on our website and also view an instructional webinar. Successful proposals from this round can have a start date on or after July 1, 2023.

*ALL applications (LOIs & Proposals) are due by 2pm ET/11am PT

Letter of Inquiry Deadline Invited Proposal Deadline Funding Decision

Grant Start Date (on/after)

July 27, 2022* Nov. 15, 2022* Mar. 2023 Apr. 1, 2023
Nov. 9, 2022* Mar. 1, 2023* Jun. 2023 Jul. 1, 2023
May 3, 2023* SEE GUIDELINES ABOVE Aug. 9, 2023* Nov. 2023 Dec. 1, 2023
July 26, 2023* November 2023 (TBC) Mar. 2024 Apr. 1, 2024

Before applying, review our Budget and Eligibility requirements


Pipeline Grants Competition

The next deadline will be early November 2023 (TBC)


Dissertation Research Grants

The next deadline will be February 1, 2023


Fellowships (Visiting Scholars, Visiting Journalists, Visiting Researchers)

Visiting Scholars

Year in Residence Application Deadline Decision
2024-2025 June 27, 2023 (11:59pm ET) December 2023

Visiting Journalists & Visiting Researchers

For Residency Between Application Deadline Decision
September 2023 - June 2024 May 2, 2023 (2pm ET/11am PT) June 2023


Summer Institutes



RSF Journal




RSF: 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.


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