THE SAGES PROGRAM
SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars
The SAGES Program was set up to encourage our retired members to apply their knowledge to helping solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social problems. Proposals are invited that use social science research findings to address social problems through direct action projects, consulting with not-for-profit groups, or through preparing reviews of existing social science literature that could be used by policy makers. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions.
Retired SPSSI members. Members nearing retirement may be considered.
Funding requests can be submitted for direct costs related to the project. Each year, a number of small grants in the $2-3,000 range are funded. A larger exceptional grant, up to $10,000, is a rare possibility. This can be spent over a two-year period. Money can be used for hiring staff (including clerical assistance), computing fees, travel, telephone, or other justifiable expenses. Funding cannot be used as a stipend for the applicant. Funds are not normally provided for travel to conventions, travel or living expenses while conducting research, stipends of principal investigators, costs associated with manuscript preparation, or the indirect costs of institutions. Proposals will be evaluated in terms of how well they build on existing social science research and theory, the feasibility of the project, and the importance of the project.
HOW TO APPLY
Proposals should include a brief review of the relevant literature underlying the project (no more than 5 pages), a timetable, a detailed budget, and the vita of the person applicant. The applicant’s employment status must be clearly specified, along with a statement of SPSSI membership. Projects that involve collaboration with some organization should include a letter from the sponsoring organization.
This is an annual award. Completed applications must be received by April 15th. The winner will be announced by June 15th.