The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) supports the conduct and dissemination of social science research to improve the social and living conditions in the United States. It is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical cores of fields in the social sciences. Below are two available RSF funding opportunities currently accepting letters of inquiry.
This opportunity supports research on the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic. Specifically, RSF is interested in the pandemic’s effects on marginalized individuals and groups and trust in government and other institutions. RSF has a special interest in funding projects that would analyze inequities in educational attainment or student performance.
This opportunity supports research that investigates the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences and prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice reform. This opportunity also invites proposals studying public attitudes towards current social protest movements and current policies on social welfare (in addition to policing and reform).
To begin the application process for these funding opportunities, letters of inquiry are required by November 10, 2021.