COVID-19 and Racial Equity – Aug 5

Posted by Russell Sage Foundation on July 28, 2020

Russell Sage Foundation Issues New Funding Guidelines for August 5 Deadline

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has long supported social science research with the aim of improving social and living conditions in the United States.

In response to the crises of 2020, the foundation is dedicating its next funding cycle exclusively to research that seeks to improve our understanding of these extraordinary times. The severe consequences of the Covid19-pandemic, including its economic disruptions, and the recent mass protests to combat systemic racial inequality in policing and other institutions have reaffirmed the importance of social science research examining economic, political, racial, ethnic, generational, and social inequalities relevant to public policy and social change.

For its August 5 deadline, RSF will only accept Letters of Inquiry relevant to one of RSF’s core programs that address at least one of the following issues:

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the United State. Specifically, research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions. Its priorities do not include analyses of health outcomes or health behavior.

Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Specifically, research that investigates the prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice and their social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences; the effects of the current social protest movement and mass mobilization against systemic discrimination; the nature of public attitudes and public policies regarding policing, criminal justice, and social welfare; and the effects of those attitudes in the current political environment.

For the subsequent November 11 deadline, the foundation will return to accepting Letters of Inquiry in its three core programs that have and will continue to focus on many of the causes and consequences of the crises of 2020.

For additional information about this call and other RSF grant opportunities, see the Russell Sage Foundation website.

Deadline: August 5, 2020 (Letters of Inquiry)

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