Opportunities at the Russell Sage Foundation

Visiting Journalist Fellowship: September 2017 – June 2018 (2-3-month fellowship)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017 (2 pm EST / 11 am PST)

There is a long, rich history of journalists writing and reporting about topics related to the Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) mission to “improve the social and living conditions in the United States.” Because journalists report on issues of relevance to RSF, the foundation has established a Visiting Journalist Fellowship. The fellowship will provide the time and resources needed to carry out an original project while interacting with resident visiting scholars who might help inform the development of the project. RSF will pay visiting journalists an honorarium of $8,000 per month for a full-time visit lasting two to three months. Applicants should be journalists with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience who write or report on social, economic, or political conditions in the United States. More information about the program and submitting an application can be found here:

Questions should be directed to James Wilson, Program Director, at


Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists: July 12 – 14, 2017
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 (2 pm EST / 11 am PST)

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) will sponsor its first Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists on July 12-14, 2017. The institute, co-organized by Nicholas Lemann and Tali Woodward (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism), will teach journalists how to locate the best available social science research on their topics quickly, how to identify and interact fruitfully with leading experts, and how to read academic publications for their journalistic relevance. Complete applications must be received by Friday, March 31 at 11am Pacific Time. Details about the summer institute and the application process can be found here:

Questions should be directed to


About the Russell Sage Foundation

The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Currently, the Foundation dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data, and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies. The Foundation is a research center for a select group of Visiting Scholars each year, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation’s social science community. The Foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books and a journal that derive from the work of its grantees and Visiting Scholars.

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