Research Highlights

The Russell Sage Foundation prioritizes social science research into today’s most pressing social and economic concerns. This page features periodic overviews of research grants made on discrete topics–such as the first one below on the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on social, political, and economic conditions in the U.S.–drawn from across RSF's four main research programs and its special initiatives. Together, they demonstrate RSF's commitment to funding research “for the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States."

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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.


The Russell Sage Foundation offers grants and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research.


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