New Funding Guidelines for May 21 Deadline
Because of the effects of COVID-19 on all facets of American life, the Russell Sage Foundation is changing its immediate priorities for letters of inquiry for the May 21, 2020, deadline. For this deadline, RSF will only consider LOIs that satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
(a) The research is so timely and time-sensitive that the project must start before April 1, 2021;
(b) the research analyzes social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions resulting from the coronavirus crisis that affect social and living conditions in the United States.
All LOIs must focus on issues related to the foundation’s core program areas and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision-Making and Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration; Social, Political, and Economic Inequality.
Any LOIs submitted for the May 21 deadline must include an appendix of one or two pages that explains why the proposed research meets either or both criteria. This appendix does not count against the usual page limits for LOIs.
RSF will accept LOIs in all programs and special initiatives for the August 5, 2020 deadline, with funding decisions made at the March 2021 board of trustees meeting, according to its usual guidelines.
Research Grants (Core Programs and Special Initiatives)
Behavioral Economics = BE | Future of Work = FOW | Race, Ethnicity and Immigration = REI | Social, Political and Economic Inequality = SPEI
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|
|November 26, 2019*
Accepting: SPEI / FOW / BE / DM
|March 12, 2020*||June 2020|
|May 21, 2020*
SEE SPECIAL GUIDELINES ABOVE
|August 17, 2020*||November 2020|
|August 5, 2020*
Accepting: BE / DM / FOW / REI / III / SPEI
|November 19, 2020*||March 2021|
Fellowships (Visiting Scholars, Visiting Journalists, Visiting Researchers)
|Year in Residence||Application Deadline||Decision|
|2021-2022||June 25, 2020 (11:59pm ET)||December 2020|
Visiting Journalists & Visiting Researchers
|For Residency Between||Application Deadline||Decision|
|September 2020 - June 2021||May 1, 2020 (2pm ET/11am PT)||Mid-June 2020|
- Submit a Visiting Journalist Application
- See information on Visiting Journalists
- See information on Visiting Researchers
Behavioral Economics: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
There are no open calls for applications at this time.
Pipeline Grants Competition
The next deadline will be in Fall 2020.
Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States
The next call for proposals is expected to be released in Fall 2020.
- See information on the Special Initiative on Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States