Sociological Initiatives Foundation

Posted by on April 28, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Sociological Initiatives Foundation Invites Grant Applications
Deadline: August 15, 2006 (Concept Application)

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation (<a href=""></a>) supports research and social-action projects that focus on understanding and finding solutions to a broad array of social problems. The foundation’s primary goal is to encourage research, including community-based research, that supports and promotes social change.

Preference will be given to projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change, and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and/or communities. Areas of particular interest include social and political inequalities; poverty and employment issues; social welfare issues (e.g., education, housing, and health care); minority group and gender issues; second language learning and use; literacy (first and second language); and topics related to language in its social contexts (attitudes, dialects, gender, law and medicine, education, etc).

Preference is given to providing support in areas that tend to be under-funded and for projects of a size where a Sociological Initiatives Foundation grant can make a difference.

Grants are restricted to organizations in the United States that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as "not a private foundation" under section 509(a). The foundation does not make grants directly to individuals for any purposes. It welcomes applications, however, from academic institutions and other qualified organizations wishing to sponsor research projects by individual scholars or practitioners.

Grant sizes normally range from $5,000 to $15,000.

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