Posted: Apr 13, 2021

Funding Opportunities at the Russell Sage Foundation

Salary: Other
Application Deadline: N/A

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 Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at [email protected].


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. About 15% of investigators who submit LOIs are invited based on external reviews to submit proposals.

See for more details. Questions should be sent to [email protected].