Russell Sage Foundation Offering Early and Mid-Career Grants

Grant seeks to support underrepresented scientists studying economic mobility and access

Early and mid-career professors of psychological science are encouraged to apply for the Pipeline Grant Competition, a new initiative sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The integrative grant supports tenure-track assistant professors and associate professors who propose research projects aligned with the Russell Sage Foundation mission, which is to improve social and living conditions in the US.

The topic of economic mobility and access to opportunity in the US is of special interest to the funding foundations.

“We are particularly interested in research focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in this country,” reads the program solicitation. Read more about the areas of interest targeted by the grant by clicking here.

APS Fellow Mesmin Destin (Northwestern University) is a member of the advisory committee that oversees the selection process for the Pipeline Grants Competition.

“Important insights from psychological science have the potential to inform efforts to address a wide range of social issues,” says Destin. “The Russell Sage Foundation hopes to ensure that psychological scientists are part of their ongoing multidisciplinary efforts to improve the social and living conditions in the United States.”

“This particular funding opportunity aims to reach early to mid-career researchers from institutions and backgrounds who might not otherwise have connections to the foundation and its resources,” says Destin.

The Pipeline Grants program especially seeks to support underrepresented groups in the social sciences, considering racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographical diversity. Tenure track assistant professors are eligible for up to $30,000 grants; associate professors are eligible for grants up to $50,000. Grant winners will also be invited to present at the Russell Sage Foundation conference the following year.

The deadline for the Pipeline Grant Competition is December 3, 2019 for funding starting summer 2020.

To learn more about the Russell Sage Foundation Pipeline Grant Competition, click here.

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