Russell Sage Foundation: Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration
The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration seeks to support innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture, and public policy on outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations.
The Foundation is especially interested in novel uses of under-utilized data and the development of new methods for analyzing these data. Proposals to conduct laboratory or field experiments, in-depth qualitative interviews, and ethnographies are also encouraged. Smaller projects might include exploratory fieldwork, a pilot study, or the analysis of existing data. Methodological variety and inter-disciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Proposals for comparative, cross-national work will be considered only if they have strong implications for U.S.-centered issues.
This initiative is also responsive to recent federal policy changes and emerging concerns about the resurgence of nativism and anti-immigrant sentiment–from executive orders limiting refugee resettlement to barring travel from some Muslim-majority countries. It invites examination of the extent to which social and political institutions reinforce (or prevent) the goals of immigrant progress and integration.
Examples of the kinds of topics and questions that are of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Legal status
- Naturalization and citizenship
- Mixed-ancestry, ethnic identity, and integration
- Race, religion, and inequality
- Politics, political culture, and public policy
Amount: Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs. Projects that use publicly available data are capped at $75,000, including indirect costs.
Eligibility: All applicants (both PIs and Co-PIs) must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research.
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