Application Deadlines

Funding Guidelines for May 4, 2021 Deadline

RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral EconomicsDecision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues:

  1. Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. Specifically, research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions. Our priorities do not include analyses of health outcomes or health behaviors. RSF seldom supports studies  focused on outcomes such as educational processes or curricular issues, but does prioritize analyses of inequities in educational attainment or student performance. 
  2. Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Specifically, research that investigates the prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice and their social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences; the effects of the current social protest movement and mass mobilization against systemic discrimination; the nature of public attitudes and public policies regarding policing, criminal justice, and social welfare; and the effects of those attitudes in the current political environment.. 

LOIs must include specific information about the proposed data and research design. 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 December 1, 2021.

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Research Grants (Core Programs and Special Initiatives)

Core Programs:
Behavioral Economics = BE | Future of Work = FOW | Race, Ethnicity and Immigration = REI | Social, Political and Economic Inequality = SPEI

Special Initiatives:
Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context = DM | Immigration & Immigrant Integration = III

*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)

August 5, 2020* Nov. 19, 2020* Mar. 2021 Apr. 1, 2021
November 11, 2020* Mar. 10, 2021* Jun. 2021 Jul. 1, 2021
May 4, 2021* SEE GUIDELINES ABOVE Aug. 11, 2021* Nov. 2021 Dec. 1, 2021

Before applying, review our Budget and Eligibility requirements.

Fellowships (Visiting Scholars, Visiting Journalists, Visiting Researchers)

Visiting Scholars

Year in Residence Application Deadline Decision
2021-2022 June 25, 2020 (11:59pm ET) December 2020
2022-2023 June 24, 2021 (11:59pm ET) December 2021

Visiting Journalists & Visiting Researchers

For Residency Between Application Deadline Decision
September 2021 - June 2022 May 4, 2021 (2pm ET/11am PT) June 2021

Small Grants

Behavioral Economics: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

RSF Journal

There are no open calls for applications at this time.

Summer Institutes

Pipeline Grants Competition

The next deadline will be Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 2pm ET. 

Targeted Competitions

Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States

The next call for proposals is expected to be released in early 2021.

 

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