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Grants to USA Researchers for Studies Related to the Low-to-
Moderately Skilled Labor Market and Worker Well Being

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Funding Source:

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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)

LOI Date:

08/19/19

Deadline Date:

11/21/19 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT

Description:

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Grants to USA researchers for studies related to the impact of changing economies for less-skilled and moderately skilled workers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Proposals are invited for investigator-initiated research that will broaden understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers.

The Foundation is especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.

Examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Changing economies, changing families and policy responses (or lack thereof)
- The economics of productivity and the role of managerial practices in improving job quality
- Causes and consequences of job polarization
- Effects of long-term unemployment and strategies to prevent long-term disadvantage

More information about interests areas can be found at the URL for Full Text below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173920

Estimated Size of Grant:

Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs. Projects that use publicly available data are capped at $75,000, including indirect costs. Presidential Grants are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). In some circumstances, 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:

Projects are limited to no more than two years. RSF may consider longer projects in exceptional circumstances.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. 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 mission of the organization.

Not Funded:
- Items or equipment such as computers or software; RSF will consider equipment requests on a case-by-case basis. In no case can more than $5,000 be spent on equipment.
- RSF does not cover rent or other payments for office space.
- Sabbaticals or fellowships at other institutions, even if the PI will be working on an RSF project.
- Release time (course buy-outs) from teaching during the academic year.
- Pre-doctoral or doctoral research (including dissertation research) unless through a small grants competition or a targeted competition.
- 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 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: August 19, 2019 at 2pm Eastern Time/11am Pacific Time
Invited Proposal Deadline: November 21, 2019
Funding Decision: March 2020

Applications for research grants must be preceded by a brief letter of inquiry to determine whether present interests and funds permit consideration of a proposal.

RSF aims to send out LOI decisions no later than 1 month before the corresponding proposal deadline.

Upcoming Deadlines:
http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/application-deadlines#project

Eligibility Information and Application Requirements:
http://www.russellsage.org/how-to-apply/apply-project-grants/guidelines

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

Application Requirements:
http://www.russellsage.org/application-requirements

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

Contact Information:

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

Submit an LOI: https://rsf.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

General inquiries about the foundation's project grants and programs may be directed to the foundation's main line at (212) 750-6000 or programs@rsage.org.

Nora Mitnick, Senior Grants Manager
Russell Sage Foundation
112 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

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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