Russell Sage Foundation Grant and Fellowship Opportunities

By PAA Web posted 03-26-2024 09:47 AM


RSF Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry (Deadline: July 24, 2024 at 2 PM ET):

Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Future of WorkSocial, Political and Economic Inequality & Promoting Educational Attainment and Economic Mobility among Racially, Ethnically, and Economically Diverse Groups after the 2023 Supreme Court Decision to Ban Race-Conscious Admissions at Colleges and Universities

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for “the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.” RSF now exclusively supports social science research in its core programs as a means of examining social issues and improving policies. Grants are available for data collection, data analysis, research assistance, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results. 

A detailed 4-page letter of inquiry must precede a full proposal. About 15% of investigators who submit LOIs are invited to submit proposals based on external reviews. 

Click here for eligibility and application requirements. Questions should be sent to

Visiting Scholar Fellowship: Academic Year 2025-2026

Application Deadline: June 25, 2024 (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 must be at least two years beyond the Ph.D. at the time of application 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 and software, library access, and supplemental salary support. Scholars from outside NYC are provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF.

Click here for more program information. Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at

Visiting Researcher Fellowship: September 2024 – June 2025 (up to a 5-month visit)

Application Deadline: May 7, 2024 (2 PM EST)

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) occasionally has available office space for short-term Visiting Researchers conducting research relevant to RSF’s core programs and special initiatives. These positions do not come with any financial support and are available for visits up to five months, between September 1 and June 30, as space permits. Visiting Researchers are provided with an office at the foundation, computers and software, and library access. Applicants from outside the greater NYC area may be provided with a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF, if available. Visiting Researchers must be several years beyond the PhD and have a project that is relevant to the Foundation’s program areas.

More information about the program and applying can be found here. Questions should be sent to