Horowitz Foundation’s 2016 Awards: Understanding the Major Fields of Social Sciences

Deadline: 31 January 2017

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is seeking applicants for its 2016 Awards in order to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences.


  • to support emerging scholars through small grants
  • to promote scholarship with a social policy application
  • to encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences

Award Categories

  • Donald R. Cressey Award: For the most outstanding project in Criminal Justice and Penology practices.
  • Eli Ginzberg Award: For the most outstanding project in Health and Welfare, particularly in urban settings.
  • Harold D. Lasswell Award: For the most outstanding project in International Relations and Foreign Affairs.
  • Irving Louis Horowitz Award: The overall most outstanding project submitted for the award year. This Award carries with it an additional $5,000.
  • John L. Stanley Award: For the most outstanding project in History and Ethics.
  • Joshua Feigenbaum Award: For the most outstanding project in Arts, Popular Culture and Mass Communication.
  • Martinus Nijhoff Award: For the most outstanding project in Science, Technology and Medicine.
  • Robert K. Merton Award: For the most outstanding project addressing the relationship between Social Theory and Public Policy that draws upon the specific history of American social science.

Funding Information

Each grant is worth a total of $7,500—$5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from any country and any university in the world.
  • U.S. citizenship or residency is not required.
  • Awards are made to individuals, not institutions. If processed through an institution, a waiver for overhead is required.
  • Current PhD candidates who are working on their dissertation.
  • Applicants who do not already have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible.
  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department.

 How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Horowitz Foundation.

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