Russell Sage Foundation Social Science Research Visiting Scholar


30 September


Russell Sage Foundation offers awards, grants, and positions in our Visiting Scholars program for research that falls under our areas of interest.

Eligible fields

The Russell Sage Foundation annually awards up to 19 residential fellowships to selected scholars in the social sciences, who are at least several years beyond the Ph.D. 

Preference is given to proposals connected to RSF’s current programs and initiatives, although the Foundation also invites several scholars every year whose projects are less immediately connected to the Foundation’s current activities and may therefore lead us to consider new topics and approaches in the future.  A special effort is made to include promising younger scholars and mix together representatives of a variety of social science disciplines in each cohort accepted into the program. The fellowship year is designed to give scholars time to analyze data and write about the results of their research.  It is not intended as an opportunity to collect new data.


The award allows these Visiting Scholars to pursue their research and writing at the Foundation for a period of up to 10 months.Visiting Scholar positions begin September 1 and ordinarily run through June 30th. Each scholar is provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, salary support for the academic year of up to $110,000 when unavailable from other sources and, for scholars outside the greater New York City area, a subsidized apartment nearby the Foundation offices.

In its role as an academic publisher in the social sciences, the Foundation reserves the right to publish all book-length manuscripts undertaken with the support of the Visiting Scholar Award.

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