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Funding Opportunity for Computational Social Science

Organization: Russell Sage Foundation
RFP: Computational Social Science
Award Amount: up to $150,000 for up to two (2) years
LOI Deadline: August 21, 2017 by 2:00pm ET. Invited full proposals due November 15, 2017 by 2:00pm ET.
Anticipated Award Notification: March 2018

RFP Synopsis:
The Russell Sage Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support innovative social science research that brings new data and methods to bear on questions of interest in its core programs of Behavioral Economics; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; and Social Inequality. Applicants should specify how the proposed project informs and advances the Foundation’s computational social science research priorities in its core program areas. The Foundation values reproducibility and open science, and where applicable, investigators should explain their data release plan (data, code, codebooks) or any prohibitions on providing such materials. Funding is available for secondary analysis of data or for original data collection and the Foundation is interested in novel uses of new or under-utilized data and new methods for analyzing these data. Smaller projects might consist of a pilot study to demonstrate proof-of-concept. RSF encourages methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration. Proposed projects must have well-developed conceptual frameworks and research designs. Analytical models must be specified and research questions and hypotheses (where applicable) must be clearly stated. Awards are available for research assistance, data acquisition, data analysis, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results (within the budget guidelines).

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