[External] The Horowitz Foundation – Social Policy Research Grants

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants;​

  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application; and​

  • To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.


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:

  1. Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;

  2. Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or

  3. Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.

Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.


  • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation;

  • Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;​

  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;​

  • Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.​​


For more info, visit https://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info