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Sociological Initiatives Foundation

August 14, 2020

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research and action are intrinsically inseparable.  We invite concept proposals for projects that link an explicit research design to a concrete social action strategy.  Projects should also have clear social change goals.

SIF has funded projects in the areas of civic participation, community organizing, crime and law, education, health, housing, immigration, labor organizing, and language/literacy.

Some examples of desired applicants are:

  • community-led academic partnerships
  • advocacy or community groups that conduct research that can withstand challenge in academic and policy arenas
  • grassroots organizations that organize or link to a constituency through their research

A limited number of concept applicants will be invited to submit full proposals in the fall of 2020.

Projects typically take two years, so applicants should think in terms of such a timeline.

Sociological Initiatives Foundation