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Pipeline Grants Competition

Grants to USA Scholars for
Social Sciences Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Deadline Date:

11/04/20 2:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA individuals for social sciences research. Priority will be given to proposals from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. The purpose of this program is to support research that identifies barriers to economic mobility and access to opportunity. Research at the intersection of demographic characteristics or intersectional analyses that include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration status, socio-economic status, and/or others, is encouraged. Projects must contribute to RSF's mission to improve social and living conditions in the United States.

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF), in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), seeks to advance innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States. The Foundations are particularly interested in research focused on diagnosing and addressing structural barriers to economic mobility in the United States . This initiative is designed to support early- and mid-career tenure-track scholars, and to promote diversity by prioritizing applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences. This includes racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity.

RSF has a long-standing goal of encouraging methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. RSF is interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data, and creative uses of administrative data. Proposals might include exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, ethnographies, or the analysis of existing data.

Below are examples of the kinds of topics that are relevant to this competition. This list is not all-encompassing and is only intended to suggest a sample range of eligible topics. For a list of questions that can be used for research, see the URL for Full Text below.

  • Income and Wealth
  • Neighborhood Characteristics and Place-Based Interventions
  • Gentrification, Segregation, and Housing Policy
  • Education
  • Social Capital
  • Youth and Young Adults of Color
  • Criminal Justice & the Legal System
  • Accessing the Safety Net
  • Labor Markets

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187123

Number of Grants:

RSF expects to fund between 10-15 one-year projects by assistant and associate professors.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Tenure track assistant professors can apply for grants of up to $30,000. RSF will pair assistant professors with mentors working in the same field, and provide an honorarium for the mentors.

Associate professors who have been in the rank for less than seven years are eligible for grants of up to $50,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only tenure track assistant professors, and associate professors who have been in the rank for less than seven years are eligible to apply. The pipeline grants competition is only available to faculty who have not previously received a research grant or a visiting fellowship from RSF. The program seeks to promote racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional, and geographic diversity and will prioritize applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences.

For unallowable expenses, see https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-grants/budget.

Pre-Application Information:

The next proposal deadline is 2pm ET on November 4, 2020, for funding starting in Summer 2021. The Foundation anticipates decisions by early March.

The funded researchers will be invited to submit their findings at a conference at the Russell Sage Foundation the following year, with investigators, mentors, advisory committee members, and other experts in attendance.

Application Deadlines: https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/application-deadlines

For more information about the Pipleline Grants Competition, see https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/pipeline-grants-competition

Budget Requirements: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-grants/budget

FAQ: https://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/pipeline-grants-competition/frequently-asked-questions-faqs-about-pipeline-grant-competition

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant Portal: https://rsf.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

If you have any questions or problems with Fluxx, please contact grantsmgt@rsage.org.

Russell Sage Foundation
112 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 750-6000
Email: info@rsage.org

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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