Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

January 3, 2012

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy offers small grants for research.

From the announcement:

“The Horowitz Foundation, as of the 2010 distribution, approves approximately fifteen grants each year, in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 per grant.

The Foundation makes targeted grants for work in major areas of the social sciences, including anthropology, area studies, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, and urban studies, as well as newer areas such as evaluation research. Preference will be given to projects that deal with contemporary issues in the social sciences and issues of policy relevance, and to scholars in the initial stages of their career. Awards are not allocated so as to ensure a representative base of disciplines, but are approved solely on merit.

Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens or U.S. residents. Candidates may propose new projects, and they may also solicit support for research in progress, including final work on a dissertation, supplementing research in progress, or travel funds. Preference will be given to advanced graduate students and untenured assistant professors and instructors.”

Recipients of the regular grants may also receive one of up to seven special awards that may supplement the award amount:

Donald R. Cressey Award
For work done at the empirical level that has direct implication for changes in criminal justice and penology practices.

Joshua Feigenbaum Award
For empirical research on policy aspects of the arts and popular culture, with special reference to mass communication.

Eli Ginzberg Award
For a project involving solutions to major health and welfare problems in urban settings.

Harold D. Lasswell Award
For policy related projects in international relations and foreign affairs.

Robert K. Merton Award
For studies in the relation between social theory and public policy.

Martinus Nijhoff Award
For policy implications of scientific, technological and medical research.

John L. Stanley Award
For a work that seeks to expand our understanding of the political and ethical foundations
of policy research.

The application looks relatively simple. Application deadline: January 31, 2012.

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