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Small Grants in Computational Social Science (CSS)

RSF’s initiative on Computational Social Science supports innovative social science research that utilizes new data and methods to advance our understanding of the research issues that comprise its core social science programs in Social Inequality, Behavioral Economics, Future of Work, and Race, Ethnicity and Immigration. Limited consideration will be given to research that focuses primarily on methodologies, such as causal inference and innovations in data collection.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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

Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of Health

This call for proposals will focus on supporting empirical research to understand the ways that for-profit anchors advance health and well-being in the communities where they are located. Funded studies are expected to include rigorous empirical research that will inform the business case for why and how more companies serve as anchor institutions in their immediate surrounding geographies.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluations of promising reentry initiatives.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) is launching a new special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context that will support innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective. They seek to support a wide range of research on decision-making in context by scholars in psychology, political science, sociology, and other social science fields who are pursuing questions consistent with the aims of the Foundation.

Deadline: 

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Research into Immigration and Crime

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects that increase understanding of the relationship between immigration, both legal and illegal, and crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s rigor and methodology in understanding the relationship between immigration and crime.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Firearm Violence

NIJ is seeking applications for the funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and public mass shootings in the United States. NIJ will support scientifically rigorous research and evaluation projects designed to strengthen the knowledge base and produce findings with high practical utility to improve public safety.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime

NIJ is seeking applications for rigorous evaluations of programs that provide services for victims of crime. This solicitation is focused on formative evaluations and evaluability assessments, not to exceed a 24-month period of performance. This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s priority of reducing victimization by examining interventions that may be effective in reducing revictimization and supporting victim needs.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons

With this solicitation, NIJ continues to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.

Deadline: 

Monday, April 20, 2020

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