Social Inequality Research
Posted by Russell Sage Foundation on October 5, 2015
Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research
One of the oldest American foundations, the Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.” In pursuit of this mission, the foundation now dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, knowledge, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.
The foundation’s program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or other methodologies to address important questions about inequality.
Examples of the kinds of topics that are of interest include, but are not limited to, 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; and other forms of inequality.
Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered nonprofit under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code.
The foundation encourages methodological variety, but all proposals should have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs, and must be investigator-initiated. Analytical models should be specified and research questions and hypotheses should be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than January 5, 2016. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit proposals by March 14, 2016.
For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ, visit the Russell Sage website.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5, 2016 (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)
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