A new Russell Sage Foundation initiative on the social, economic and political effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to support innovative social science research on the most significant health care reform in decades. We are especially interested in funding analyses that address important questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic well-being, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race/ethnicity/nativity, or disability status. We are also interested in research that examines the political effects of the implementation of the ACA, including changes in views regarding government, support for future government policy changes, or the impact on policy development in other areas. Due to resource constraints, we will not fund research on the effects of the ACA on health care delivery or health outcomes.
Letters of inquiry should be submitted through the Foundation's online submission system. For the first round, the deadline for letters of inquiry is 12:00pm (EST) on Friday, October 31st of 2014.
Click here to read more about this initiative and see the extended guidelines for proposals.