The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences, which include psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, urban affairs, area studies, and political science.
Grants are based solely on merit. Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.
For grant recipients to be entitled to their second installment, they must show evidence of one of the following:
Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;
Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or
Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.
Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from the announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.
Applicants are not required to be a citizen or resident of the United States; however, grants are limited to aspiring Ph.D. students at the dissertation level whose project has received approval from their appropriate department head/university.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018. See the Horowitz Foundation website for more information.