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Just Tech COVID-19 Rapid-Response Grants

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), as part of its Just Tech program, seeks proposals from across the social sciences and related fields that address the risks, opportunities, and challenges posed by public health surveillance stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. We specifically encourage proposals that interrogate the role the public and private sectors may play in mitigating or exacerbating the health crisis, the effects of which are already unevenly distributed.

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Forgive Us Our Debts: Market Expansion, Ethno-Racial Boundaries, and the Democratization of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has long been a locus of struggle over whom is morally worthy of an economic rebirth. Early twentieth century America, as a key period of expanding credit markets and the institutionalization of bankruptcy, wrestled with these tensions. In particular, the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 unexpectedly resulted in skyrocketing personal bankruptcy filing rates, which helped to solidify the perception of bankruptcy as a means for the working person?s economic rebirth.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows

The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.

Deadline: 

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Friday, April 15, 2022

Accountable Institutions and Behavior

The Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB) Program supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to attitudes, behavior, and institutions connected to public policy and the provision of public services. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented.

Deadline: 

Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021

Equity-Focused Policy Research

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities. (RWJF is supporting research on the two other policy areas addressed in the research agenda—access to income supports and ECE—through separate calls for proposals.) Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy and guide practitioners and policymakers (federal, state, and local) in setting priorities and allocating resources.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Joyce Grants

Their program areas are Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, and Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform. They concentrate on initiatives that have an impact across the region and/or within the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Building Evidence on Access to Early Care & Education for Low-Income Families

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families.

Deadline: 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Metaketa V: Women's Political Participation in Hybrid Regimes

The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) network is soliciting proposals for field experiments that seek to better understand women’s political participation aimed at more equitable local public goods provision in hybrid regimes. This Metaketa round invites studies that tackle the central question of how to improve the quantity and quality of women’s non-electoral political participation.

Deadline: 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Equity-Focused Policy Research Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking on income supports for low-income families. Income supports may reduce poverty in households with young children; provide critical resources to help families support children’s development; diminish families’ stress levels; and thereby advance health equity.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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