Russell Sage Foundation

Computational Social Science

31 mai 2018

L'initiative pour l'informatique en sciences sociale de la Fondation Russell Sage soutient les recherches en mesure d'apporter des méthodes innovantes et de nouvelles données sur ses programmes phares (économie du comportement, race ethnicité et immigration, inégalités sociales...)

The Russell Sage Foundation’s initiative on Computational Social Science (CSS) supports innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs in Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, and Social Inequality. Limited consideration will be given to questions that pertain to core methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection.

  • Eligibility

All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. RSF particularly encourages early career scholars to apply for Presidential awards. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the U.S. RSF does not accept applications for Project and Presidential Awards from doctoral or other graduate students, unless specified in a special RFP.

  • Application

Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection. We are especially interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data and new methods for analyzing these data. Smaller projects might consist of a pilot study to demonstrate proof-of-concept. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. 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.

Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results (within our budget guidelines). Applications must be limited to no more than a two-year period, with a maximum of $150,000 per project (including overhead). Presidential Awards, with a maximum budget of $35,000 ($50,000 if new data collection/access costs are included; no overhead allowed) are also available. Our How to Apply page lists upcoming deadlines and provides detailed information about submitting letters of inquiry, proposals and budgets.

A letter of inquiry (4 pages max. excluding references) must precede a full proposal to determine whether the proposed project meets RSF’s priorities under this special initiative and available funds. All applications must be submitted through our online submission system. Questions should be sent to James Wilson, Program Director, at

Letter of Inquiry Deadline Invited Proposal Deadline Funding Decision
May 31, 2018 (2pm ET/11am PT) August 15, 2018 (2pm ET/11am PT) November 2018

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