Upcoming Funding Opportunities from the Russell Sage Foundation
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 email@example.com.
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.
Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) – June 13-26, 2021 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 2021
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.
Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics (SISSG) – August 8 - 20, 2021
Application Deadline: April 9th, 2021 at 2 PM EST
(Deadline and dates may be subject to postponement; please see our website for updated details)
The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, will sponsor the fourth Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics from August 8 – 20, 2021 in Stowe, Vermont, unless circumstances require us to change it to an online event. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include the interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences.
Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D. Assuming the event is held in-person, most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here: https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes. Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at RSF.Genomics.School@gmail.com.