Pipeline Grants Competition

RSF has launched a new pipeline grants competition for early-career researchers in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The competition seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. Early-career faculty who have not previously received support from RSF in the form of a Trustee or Presidential research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF are eligible to apply.

Click here to read about our March 2020 Pipeline Grantees.
Click here to read about our March 2021 Pipeline Grantees.
Click here to read about our March 2022 Pipeline Grantees.

Application Information

Funding Opportunity (RFP)
Upcoming deadlines
Eligibility and Guidelines
Submit a proposal
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about applying for a pipeline grant

Advisory Committee Members

Cathy J. Cohen

David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Mesmin Destin

Associate Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University

Amy Hsin

Associate Professor of Sociology, Queens College

Rucker Johnson

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Jones-Correa

President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

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