Two New Opportunities from the Russell Sage Foundation
RSF has issued a call for journal articles and a small awards competition for emerging scholars

CALL FOR ARTICLES – ISSUE ON: Improving Employment and Earnings in Twenty-First Century Labor Markets

Labor market institutions and policies are key determinants of social and economic outcomes such as poverty, inequality, and economic growth. This call for papers is for an issue of The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences which will examine recent labor market trends and policies in the U.S. and what they mean for future growth and inequality in earnings.

Prospective contributors should submit a CV and an abstract of their study (up to two pages in length, single or double-spaced) along with up to two pages of supporting material (e.g., tables, figures, pictures, etc.) byJanuary 19, 2018 at 5pm ET/2pm PT.

Click here for a description of the topics covered in this call for papers, for guidelines on submitting a paper, and the issue’s schedule.

Questions should be directed to Suzanne Nichols at:


Improving Education and Reducing Inequality in the United States

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) and the William T. Grant Foundation (W.T. Grant) request proposals for research projects that investigate educational opportunity and success in the U.S. by utilizing data on academic achievement from the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA). 

RSF and W.T. Grant seek research projects that use SEDA data files in combination with other data sources to analyze the effects of different policies, practices, and social conditions on academic achievement gaps, or the effects of these achievement gaps on other social and economic outcomes. We are particularly, though not exclusively, interested in studies aimed at understanding how to reduce educational inequality and other forms of inequality.

The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2018 at 2pm ET/11am PT. Eligible applicants include doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows or non-tenured faculty who received their Ph.D. on or after August 31, 2010. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who are underrepresented in the social sciences.

Click here for more information, including eligibility requirements and guidelines on submitting a proposal.

Questions should be sent to