Visiting Scholars Fellowship for Academic Year 2022-2023
Application Deadline: June 24, 2021 (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 are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSF Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry
Deadline: May 4, 2021 at 2 PM EST
- Behavioral Economics; Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context, Future of Work, & 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 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.
Targeted Competition: Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States
Application Deadline: April 29th, 2021 at 2 PM EST
Using data on the results of over 430 million standardized achievement tests taken by roughly 45 million public school students from 2009 to 2018, the Stanford Educational Opportunity Project provides estimates of the distribution of academic performance on a common scale in every public school and every school district in the United States. RSF and the William T. Grant Foundation are soliciting proposals utilizing this new data resource (especially in combination with other data), to plausibly identify the effects of policies, practices, and conditions on achievement and achievement inequality, or the effects of achievement and achievement gaps on other outcomes and forms of inequality. Doctoral students, postdoc fellows, or assistant professors who received their Ph.D. on or after August 31, 2013 may apply for grants of up to $20,000, depending on status.
More information about the program and applying can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/funding/improving-education-and-reducing-inequality-united-states. Questions should be sent to email@example.com.
Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) – June 13-26, 2020 at Princeton University (VIRTUAL)
Application Deadline: February 22nd, 2021 at 2 PM EST
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics – TBD, August 2020
Application Deadline: TBD, March 2021 (see website for updates)
- 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 email@example.com.