Russell Sage Foundation: Behavioural Economics Programme

This scheme supports innovative research that uses behavioural insights from psychology and other social sciences to examine and improve social and living conditions in the US. Research proposals must be investigator-initiated and aim to broaden the understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of real-life behaviours and decisions.

Projects that can contribute to a more unified theory of human behaviour to eventually eliminate the distinction between behavioural economics and the rest of economics, and projects that focus on the intersection of behavioural economics with the future of work, race, ethnicity and immigration and social inequality, are particularly encouraged.

Funding & Duration

Project awards are worth up to USD $175,000 (approx. AUD $239,000) each for up to two years. Projects that use publicly available data are capped at USD $75,000 (approx. AUD $103,000).


All applicants must have a PhD or comparable terminal degree, or a strong career background that establishes their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Early career scholars are encouraged to apply for presidential awards. All nationalities are eligible to apply and applicants do not have to reside in the US.

Due Dates

Round 1 has now closed.

Round 2

  • 30 November 2018  – Letter of Inquiry  submitted to Sponsor
  • 25 February 2019 – full applications submitted for internal review.

Round 3

  • 23 May 2019  –Letter of Inquiry submitted to Sponsor
  • 8 August 2019 – full applications submitted for internal review.

Submission Requirements

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