RSF Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry (Deadline: November 11, 2020 at 2 PM EDT): Future of WorkRace, Ethnicity, and ImmigrationSocial, Political and Economic InequalityImmigration and Immigrant Integration

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 program areas 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. Budget requests are limited to a maximum of $175,000 (including overhead) per project (max. 2 years). A detailed letter of inquiry must precede a full proposal.

RSF is especially interested in considering LOIs focused on the above listed program areas, but we are also entertaining LOIs on the non-health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting recession, and/or research focused on systemic racial inequality and the recent mass protest movement in the US.

See for more details. Questions should be sent to