The Russell Sage Foundation is seeking a letter of inquiries for its Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration program to support innovative investigator-initiated research on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American.
RSF encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods that both strengthen the data, theory, and methods of social science research and foster a better understanding of how to foster the ideals of a pluralist society. Proposals may focus on any one or more of the issues—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration.
They are especially interested in research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, gender and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.
The kinds of questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Attitudes towards Others and Social Inclusion
- Immigration Policy and Immigrant Integration Policies
- The Role of Legal Status in Immigrant Outcomes
- Ethnic and Racial Socialization and Identity Formation
- Immigration, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and Integration
- Criminal Justice, Policing, and the Legal System
- Social Movements and Responses to Diversity
- Intergroup Relations
- Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs. Presidential Grants are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). PIs may request up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) for a Presidential Grant when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data.
- Projects are limited to no more than two years.
- All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. In rare circumstances, RSF may consider applications from scholars who do not hold a doctorate but can demonstrate a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Students may not be applicants.
- RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential grants or their Pipeline Competition. For the November deadlines you can apply for either the pipeline grants or their regular research grants but not both. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. as per their mission.
For more information, visit https://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/race-ethnicity-immigration