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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF)
08/17/20 2:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM PT
Grants to USA scholars for innovative research addressing the impact of political and social trends on immigrants and immigration. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should specifically address political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and living conditions. Funding is intended for a range of research topics, including legal status, naturalization and citizenship, mixed-ancestry, ethnic identity, integration, race, religion, inequality, politics, political culture, and public policy.
RSF supports immigration research that has made significant contributions to the study of (1) immigrant integration and inter-generational mobility, (2) political incorporation, and (3) the causes and consequences of immigration to new areas of settlement. This research has shown the significant progress made by immigrants and their children, with immigrants becoming more like the native-born over time, and with second and later generations becoming more like other native-born Americans than their parents were.
This initiative is also responsive to recent federal policy changes and emerging concerns about the resurgence of nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment –from executive orders limiting refugee resettlement to barring travel from some Muslim-majority countries. And it invites examination of the extent to which social and political institutions reinforce (or prevent) the goals of immigrant progress and integration.
Proposals are invited for new research that will strengthen the theory, methods and empirical knowledge about the effects of race, citizenship, legal status, and the interplay of politics and policy on immigrant outcomes. Because of limitations in government statistics, researchers are curating and analyzing data from both public and private sources (e.g., specialized surveys, administrative sources from tax, social security and citizenship and immigration services, as well as social media), and collecting their own data to measure the progress of the foreign-born and their children.
The Foundation is especially interested in creative uses of administrative and other data sources that enhance the ability to identify immigrants by generation and legal status. Examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
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RSF is particularly interested in analyses that make use of newly available data or demonstrate novel uses of existing data. They also support 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. Funding can be used for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.
GrantWatch ID#: 183562
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.
Projects are limited to no more than two years; RSF may consider longer projects in exceptional circumstances.
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