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CSDE Is Here to Help For Your RSF Pipeline Grants Competition Proposals

Posted: 10/14/2019 (Funding)

RSF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are soliciting applications for innovative research on economic mobility and access to opportunity in the United States, with particular focus on projects that diagnose and address structural barriers to economic mobility.

This call aligns well with CSDE affiliates’ research interests.  Do you fit this call, or know someone who does? If so, CSDE senior mentors, research staff and grants administrators are happy to provide applicants with timely feedback and input on proposals.
In order for us to help, please let us know by October 21, 2019 if you plan to submit an application for this grant.  CSDE can help with identifying a senior mentor to provide you with substantive feedback on the narrative, one or more research consultants for your research plans, and/or a budgeting consulting for other dimensions. And if you know someone else this call is relevant to, please forward to them.
Make sure to read the additional preferences listed below, as they align well with the strengths of both CSDE and many of our affiliates. To get started in requesting CSDE help, please email Steve Goodreau (CSDE Development Core Director) at and Sara Curran at

Topics of Interest: Broad topic areas include Income & Wealth, Neighborhood Characteristics and Place-Based Interventions, Gentrification, Segregation, and Housing Policy, Education, Social Capital, Youth and Young Adults of Color, Criminal Justice & the Legal System, Accessing the Safety Net, Labor Markets. Research at the intersection of demographic characteristics or intersectional analyses that include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration status, socio-economic status, and/or others, is encouraged.

Eligibility: This funding program is for early- and mid-career scholars. Full Professors are ineligible. Associate Professors who have held their positions for more than 7 years are ineligible. Professors who have received funding from RSF before are also ineligible. Non-tenure-track professors, researchers, and postdocs are eligible to apply as Co-PIs. The deadline for proposals is December 3, 2019, for funding starting by June 1, 2020.

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Deadline: 10/21/2019