Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Grants to USA Scholars for Research Addressing Diversity, Especially
in the Context of the COVID-19 and Social Justice Crises

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration (REI)

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)

LOI Date:

05/04/22

Deadline Date:

08/09/22 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Grants to USA scholars to support research on the economic, political, and social effects of the shifting ethnic and racial composition of the nation. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the recent mass protests regarding racial inequality, proposals are encouraged for research in the context of these crises.

The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Race, Ethnicity & Immigration supports innovative investigator-initiated research on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. RSF is especially interested in research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, gender and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.

RSF encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods that both strengthen the data, theory, and methods of social science research and foster a better understanding of how to foster the ideals of a pluralist society. Proposals may focus on any one or more of the issues—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration.

The kinds of questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Attitudes Towards Others and Social Inclusion
  • Immigration Policy and Immigrant Integration Policies
  • The Role of Legal Status in Immigrant Outcomes
  • Ethnic and Racial Socialization and Identity Formation
  • Immigration, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, and Integration
  • Criminal Justice, Policing, and the Legal System
  • Social Movements and Responses to Diversity
  • Intergroup Relations

For topics and questions of interest, see the URL for Full Text link listed below.

The RSF is particularly interested in analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. RSF also supports original data collection. Proposals to conduct field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged.

The Foundation encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. All proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174368

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs.
- Presidential Awards are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs).
- PIs may request up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data.

Term of Contract:

Project must take place over a two-year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a doctorate. In rare circumstances, RSF may consider applications from scholars who do not hold a doctorate but can demonstrate a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Students may not be applicants.

RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential grants. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S., but the focus of the proposed research project must be on the U.S. as per the Foundation's mission.

RSF does not provide funds for any of the following expenses:
- Rent or other payments for office space.
- Sabbaticals or fellowships at other institutions, even if the PI will be working on an RSF project.
- Tuition remission for graduate or undergraduate students.
- Personnel or other costs related to editing or communications or dissemination or publication, including journal publication fees.
- Travel for collaboration purposes (meetings among PIs/collaborators) or dissemination/presentation of findings (conference travel).
- The development of the data collection instrument and sample design as part of the proposed project.
- Generic costs, such as copying, printing, mailing, phone calls, office supplies, information/computer services, etc., as these are typically considered to be a part of indirect costs.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Letter of Inquiry Deadline: May 4, 2022
- Invited Proposal Deadline: Aug. 9. 2022
- Funding Decision: Nov. 2022
- Grant Start Date: On/After Dec. 1, 2022

All applications (LOIs and Proposals) are due by 2pm ET/11am PT.

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

FAQs: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-awards/faq

Eligibility Requirements: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-awards/guidelines

Budget Information: http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-awards/budget

COVID-19 Priorities: https://www.russellsage.org/research/funding/covid-19-pandemic

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://rsf.fluxx.io/

Questions should be addressed to Aixa Cintrón-Vélez, Program Director, at programs@rsage.org.

Russel Sage Foundation
112 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( )

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 01/15/23 LOI Date: 11/15/22

Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contact Foundation staff prior to submitting a pro

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs Primarily to Support Youth

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community benefit initiatives. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to addressing the needs of low-income youth, children, and their families. The funding source s

GrantWatch ID#: 125830

Grants to Researchers Affiliated with Qualified USA Institutions to Improve Clinical Researc...

Deadline 08/26/22 LOI Date: 07/08/22

Grants of up to $50,000 to researchers affiliated with qualified USA institutions to advance research in the field of pediatric oncology. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to increase the institution's

GrantWatch ID#: 125838

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Community-Based Social Change Initiatives

Deadline 05/31/22

Grants of up to $5,000 to Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia nonprofit organizations for community-based social change initiatives in eligible areas. Funding is intended to support organizational operations. Eligible applicants are those serving communitie

GrantWatch ID#: 126411

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Address Community Needs

Deadline 10/01/22

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects and capital campaigns that address community needs. Applicants requesting support for a capital campaign are asked to contact the funding source prior to submitting an application. Projects are

GrantWatch ID#: 126506

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Independent Filmmakers for Feature-Length Films

Deadline 06/06/22

Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length film projects. Funding is intended to support projects at any production phase from development through post-production. Priority will be give

GrantWatch ID#: 127055