Visiting Scholars Fellowship for Academic Year 2023-2024 

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022 (11:59 PM EST)

The Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic, political and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the foundation in New York City. The fellowship period is September 1st through June 30th.

The foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships. Visiting Scholars must be at least two years beyond the Ph.D. at the time of application and once selected, typically work on projects related to the foundation’s core programs and special initiatives. Scholars are provided with an office at the foundation, computers and software, library access, and supplemental salary support. Scholars from outside NYC are provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF.

See http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/visiting-scholars-program. Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org

 

Visiting Researcher and Visiting Journalist Fellowships: September 2022 – June 2023 (up to a 5-month visit)

Application Deadline: May 3, 2022

On an occasional basis, the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has available office space for short-term Visiting Researchers conducting research relevant to RSF’s core programs and special initiatives. These positions do not come with any financial support and are available for visits up to five months, between September 1 and June 30, as space permits. Visiting Researchers are provided with an office at the foundation, computers and software, and library access. Applicants from outside the greater NYC area may be provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF, if available. Visiting Researchers must be several years beyond the PhD and have a project that is relevant to the Foundation’s program areas.

Also, because journalists report on issues of relevance to RSF, the Foundation has established a Visiting Journalist Fellowship. The fellowship provides journalists the time and resources needed to carry out an original project while also offering an opportunity to interact with resident visiting scholars who might help inform the development of these projects. RSF will pay visiting journalists a stipend of $8,000 per month for full-time visits of up to four months (maximum stipend of $32,000 per individual fellowship). Fellows are provided with an office at the Foundation, computers and software, and library access. Applicants who reside outside of the greater New York City area may be provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF, if available. Eligible applicants should be journalists with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience who write or report on social, economic, or political conditions in the United States.

More information about both programs and applying can be found here: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply. Questions should be sent to programs@rsage.org.

 

RSF Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry (Deadline: May 4, 2022 at 2 PM ET): Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, Immigration and Immigrant Integration & Social, Political and Economic Inequality 

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.” The foundation now focuses exclusively on supporting social science research in its core programs as a means of examining social issues and improving policies. Grants are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. 

A detailed letter of inquiry must precede a full proposal. About 15% of investigators who submit LOIs are invited based on external reviews to submit proposals. 

See http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply for more details. Questions should be sent to programs@rsage.org.

 

2022 RSF Dissertation Research Grants Program

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has established a dissertation research grants (DRG) program to support innovative and high-quality dissertation research projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on the RSF website for any of these areas, contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures.

Applicants must be enrolled doctoral students at an institution of higher education in the U.S. or a U.S. territory, who have completed all program requirements except the dissertation. These grants will support all aspects of dissertation research (data collection, data preparation, data analysis and writing), but are not intended for students who have completed data collection and analysis and propose to spend the entire grant period writing the dissertation.

There is a lifetime limit of one dissertation research grant per applicant. RSF encourages applications from scholars who are traditionally underrepresented in the social sciences and its applicant pool, as we seek to promote diversity broadly, including (but not limited to), racial, ethnic, gender or sexual identity or orientation, first generation, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic. Priority will be given to doctoral students who are underrepresented in the social sciences and those lacking the resources to carry out the proposed research.

Potential applicants can find more information about the program on our website, here: https://www.russellsage.org/dissertation-research-grants. To apply, visit https://rsf.fluxx.io. Any questions about the program can be directed to programs@rsage.org

 

2022 RSF Summer Institute on Integrating Biology into the Social Sciences

Evanston, IL | June 6 – 10, 2022

Application Deadline: January 15th, 2022 at 2 PM ET

Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of interest in biology among social scientists.  Despite the promise this new research holds, there are significant obstacles to its implementation. Among the most pressing is the shortage of scholars who are adequately trained to undertake it. To address this gap, The Russell Sage Foundation is sponsoring the summer workshop, Integrating Biology into the Social Sciences.

Workshop attendees will (1) develop an understanding of the conceptual basis for integrating the social and biological sciences, (2) become acquainted with the basic units of biology – genes, cells, and organs, (3) learn the basic physiology of key organ systems, (4) gain familiarity with methods used to measure human biological processes and (5) wrestle with the social, ethical, and political implications of conducting work in this area. The target audience is post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty members in the social sciences, although we are open to applications from advanced graduate students.

The workshop will be hosted by Northwestern University’s Cells to Society group and Institute for Policy Research (IPR). The co-directors are Greg Miller, Emma Adam and Thom McDade, and participating faculty include Edith Chen, Bridget Goosby, Claudia Haase, Michael Kobor, Chris Kuzawa, Robin Nusslock, and Michael Yudell. The workshop will be held in-person in Evanston, IL from June 6-10. Travel and housing will be covered by a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation.

Admission is competitive and will be restricted to 30 trainees. To apply, visit https://rsf.fluxx.io. Any questions about the program or application process can be addressed to programs@rsage.org.

 

Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) – June 19-29, 2022

Application Deadline: Monday, February 28th, 2022

The two-week Summer Institute in Computational Social Science introduces graduate students and beginning faculty in the social and data sciences (broadly conceived) to computational social science—the use of digital-age data sources and methods to conduct social research. The program will highlight issues about access, privacy, and confidentiality that are raised by the emergence of computational data and methods. The institute will also introduce participants to a network of scholars across disciplines with similar interests in these new data and methods.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 7 years of their Ph.D. There are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment.

More information can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institute-computational-social-science-sicss. Questions can be directed to rsfcompsocsci@gmail.com.

 

Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics – Summer 2022 (Postponed from 2021)

Application Deadline: February 2022

(Exact dates TBD; please see our website for updated details)

The two-week Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics introduces graduate students and beginning faculty in economics and related disciplines to the findings and methods of behavioral economics—the application of psychological theory and research to economics. The program includes topics on psychological foundations such as decision-making under risk and uncertainty, intertemporal choice, biases in judgment, mental accounting, and social preferences, as well as the implications of these foundations for savings behavior, labor markets, development economics, finance, public policy, and other economic topics.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty within 1 year of their Ph.D. Students need to have completed at least one year of their graduate program before the summer institute. There are no restrictions based on citizenship, country of study, or country of employment.

More information on the summer institute can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institute-behavioral-economics-be. Questions should be directed to programs@rsage.org.

 

Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM) – July 25 to August 2, 2022 (To be confirmed)

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2022

The Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods helps to train early career researchers in best-practices and in methodologies particularly relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. The 2022 program will focus on: (1) conceptualizing, measuring and imputing legal status in migration studies; (2) studying immigration through social media and computational analysis; and (3) current frontiers in research on migration and health. The institute will also include sessions on research ethics and professionalization.

Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 5 years of receiving their Ph.D. who do empirical research on migration. It is open to researchers in the social sciences, professional schools (e.g., Education, Public Policy), or digital humanities who have sufficient training and background to succeed.

Inquiries may be directed to organizer Jennifer Van Hook at jxv21@psu.edu.

 

Proposal Development Summer Institute (PDSI): May 23 – 27, 2022

Application Deadline: Friday, February 11th, 2022

The institute will bring together about 25 early career social science faculty interested in workshopping and developing research ideas into grant proposals. The institute seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity. This Institute is designed to help develop participants’ research ideas into a completed funding proposal for future RSF (and/or other potential funders’) application deadlines. The program will involve lectures, meeting with program officers from a range of foundations, writing time, group work, peer review, panel discussions, one-on-one consultations, and networking opportunities.

More information on the PDSI can be found on our website here: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes. Questions should be directed to programs@rsage.org.