Ford awards grants in many categories: civic engagement and government; equitable development; youth opportunity and learning; internet freedom; inclusive economies; creativity and free expression; and gender, racial and ethnic justice.
The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of intergenerational mobility by using recently released statistics on mobility from the Equality of Opportunity Project.
Two recent intellectual developments have prompted RSF to launch a special research initiative that integrates knowledge from the biological and social sciences. First, there has been a paradigm shift in the life sciences, spurred by the realization that many biological processes, rather than being fixed, immutable mechanisms that consign people to particular life outcomes, are instead fluid, dynamic responses to features of the social and physical environments humans inhabit.
The Fellowship in African and African American History and Culture supports research on topics related to African and African American history, including the Atlantic slave trade, the development and practice of slavery, the experience of free blacks, the formation of early black institutions and economies, and the emergence of African American expressive culture.
The National Institute of Justice is seeking proposals for the W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Race and Crime. The program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. This year, NIJ is seeking proposals for two funding categories:
W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars—those who are advanced in their careers and seek to conduct research that advances the study of race and crime.
This grants program supports theory-building and empirical research projects on reducing inequality or improving the use of research evidence. Primary research questions must focus on children or youth within the 5 to 25 age range and should focus on academic, behavioral, social, and economic youth outcomes.
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a non-partisan organization that seeks to deepen the understanding of whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability. Their academic grants program aims to build a portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research that investigates the various channels through which economic inequality may (or may not) impact economic growth and stability, including both direct and indirect pathways.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) places the optimal development of children at the center and calls for healing the profound racial gaps and inequities that exist in our communities. They believe in supporting and building upon the mindsets, methods and modes of change that hold promise to advance children’s best interests generally, and those of vulnerable children in particular.
The Foundation sponsors rigorous social scientific research as a means of diagnosing social problems and improving social policies. In sponsoring this research, the Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences.
The core program areas are Social Inequality; Future of Work; Behavioral Economics; and Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration.