The Russell Sage Foundation was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for "the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States." In pursuit of this mission, the foundation today dedicates itself to strengthening the methods, data, knowledge, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context, a new special initiative that will support innovative research on decision making in the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. Through the initiative, the foundation seeks to support a range of research and methodological perspectives that will further the understanding of decision making processes and human behavior in the contexts of work, race, ethnicity, immigration, and social inequality, broadly conceived.
The foundation has a particular interest in research in the following areas: bias and misperceptions, motivations and incentives, habits and behavior change, affect and emotions, and networks and contexts.
All applicants (both principal investigators and co- principal investigators) must have a doctorate degree.
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than May 23, 2019. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2019.
For complete program guidelines, application instructions, information about previous grant recipients, and an FAQ, see the Russell Sage website.