Russell Sage Foundation’s Social Inequality Program: Supporting Innovative Research on Economic Inequalities in United States

Deadline: 9 January 2017

The Russell Sage Foundation is seeking letter of inquiries for its Social Inequality program with an aim to support innovative research on whether rising economic inequality has affected social, political, and economic institutions, and the extent to which increased inequality has affected equality of opportunity, social mobility, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage.

The foundation seeks investigator-initiated research projects that will broaden the understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States.

Funding Information

  • Applications should limit budget requests to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 (including overhead) per project.
  • Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 (no overhead allowed) are also available.

Priority Areas

Examples of the kinds of questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Economic Well-Being, Equality of Opportunity, and Intergenerational Mobility
  • The Political Process and the Resulting Policies
  • Psychological and/or Cultural Change
  • Education
  • Labor Markets
  • Child Development and Child Outcomes
  • Neighborhoods and Communities
  • Families, Family Structure, and Family Formation
  • Other Forms of Inequality

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research.
  • RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential awards.
  • All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S.
  • RSF does not accept applications for Project and Presidential Awards from doctoral or other graduate students, unless specified in a special RFP.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants must submit their Letter of Inquiry online via given website.

Eligible Countries: United States

For more information, please visit Russell Sage Foundation.

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