Deadline:

1 December, 2019.

Location:

Online.

(Award)

Description

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Research grants

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997. Its general purpose is to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences. Its specific purpose is to provide small grants to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level to support the research they are undertaking for their project.

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Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants.
  • To promote scholarship with a social policy application.

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

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social Policy.
  • social sciences.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

The deadline for application is December 1st of each year. Awards are announced by the end of May.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • 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 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.

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

Criteria

  • The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level.
  • Applications are evaluated based on the Trustees’ assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, originality, methodology, theoretically informed or empirically rich research, and letters of recommendation. No specific weight is given to any one area. Proposals are evaluated based on overall merit of all aspects of the application.

  • We encourage applicants to look at the kind of projects we have supported in previous years. See Previous Recipients.

Conditions

  • Awards are made to individuals, not institutions. If processed through an institution, a waiver for overhead is required.
  • Recipients are expected to acknowledge assistance provided by the foundation in any publication resulting from their research and should notify the foundation with publication details.
  • Grants are issued immediately on receipt of an acceptance letter from the recipient. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the grant does not conflict with other funding they have secured. Grants are usually administered in June of the year they are decided.
  • Grant recipients will be publicized on the foundation’s website, in appropriate professional media, and a press release to university media offices.  

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • 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.

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

  • Special Awards are offered for the most outstanding research project in their subject-matter area and recipients receive an additional $1,500.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account from here.

Second Step: Complete the two-question Eligability Form.

Third Step: Complete the Application Round, including:

  • Personal Details​ – short answer questions.
  • Project Overview – a brief snapshot.
  • Your Project – 750 word description.
  • Upload Your CV.
  • 2 letters of recomendation – provide contact information.

Fourth Step: Click the “Review & Submit” button (on or before the deadline).

Additional Information:

  • All applications must be submitted through the application portal.
  • All forms and documents must be in English.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Applications without letters of recommendation cannot be submitted.
  • Letters of recommendation must be specific to the applicant’s project.
  • Award winners will be announced in late May.
  • See our FAQ page for more information!

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by “ Hanine Aymen / Egypt
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