$32,000 Russell Sage Foundation 2022 Visiting Journalist Fellowship

Written by David on May 8, 2022

4 min read

Glasses on a book

Be the first to know about a new Scholarship!

Don't miss any Scholarship deadline, sign up for our FREE Scholarships email notifications.


Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Vocational scholarships
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Russell Sage Foundation 112 East 64th Street New York, NY 10065

In the United States, there is a long and illustrious history of journalists writing and reporting compellingly about themes relating to the Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) objective to “better the social and living conditions of the American people.” A few examples of topics addressed by journalists that are central to RSF programs, as well as topics that have been studied by RSF scholars and grant recipients, are the rise of economic inequality and its consequences, inequalities in educational achievement and attainment, the impact of modern immigration, and recent racial tensions over urban policing. Journalists are crucial to our understanding of Americans’ lives and lived experiences because they do original research on a wide range of social, political, and economic issues and disseminate their results to the public.


About the Scholarship:

The Russell Sage Foundation is the premier American foundation committed completely to social science research. It was founded in 1922 by Russell Sage himself. A research center, a funding source for studies by academics at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation’s social scientific community are all located in New York City. Aside from publishing books under its own name, the foundation also publishes publications that are derived from the work of its grantees and visiting researchers.

Earlier this year, the foundation announced the commencement of a significant endeavor to analyze the consequences of the Great Recession on the country’s economic, political, and social life. While the Great Recession officially ended in 2009, it is widely considered to have been the most destructive global economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, if not the most devastating. The long-term effects of economic stagnation are expected to change American institutions and drastically diminish the life chances of many people in the United States. The Foundation designated 15 areas of inquiry—such as retirement, education, income and wealth—and requested proposals for creative initiatives from a strong team of experts to better understand these consequences across a broad spectrum of social and economic life (click here for details).


Research for academics and journalists is conducted at the foundation, which also provides money for studies by researchers at various academic and research organizations. It is also an active member of the nation’s social scientific community. Besides books and a journal, the foundation publishes articles and books that are based on the work of its grants and visiting researchers. RSF finances research projects in four major programs: Behavioral Economics, the Future of Work, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, and Social Inequality—as well as a variety of specific initiatives. Behavioral Economics is one of four major programs supported by RSF. Additionally, RSF facilitates the formation of working groups dedicated to the development and cultivation of unique social science research in emerging or understudied domains.

As a foundation that operates actively in the development and dissemination of social science research, The Russell Sage Foundation is a vital part of the community. The Foundation is working to improve the social effectiveness of social research as part of its overall mission.


The Foundation invites individual academics and collaborative groups who are working in areas of interest to the Foundation to participate in the Foundation’s Visiting Scholar Program in order to continue their research and writing initiatives.

Supports researchers at other institutions in their pursuit of research initiatives that contribute to the advancement of the Foundation’s research activities; Ensures that the research that the Foundation supports is widely available through the Foundation’s own book publishing program; Organizes one-day seminars and working groups devoted to the development of novel themes in the social sciences; Participates in the planning of each study or program as an active partner, and retains the right to publish any publications that come from the studies or programs in question; In the study of social problems, the foundation collaborates with other foundations, awarding agencies, and academic institutions.



Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Russell Sage Foundation

Scholarship Country: United States

Scholarship Worth:$32,000 

Study Level  Fellowship

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

In exchange for full-time visits of up to four months (with a maximum stipend of $32,000 per individual fellowship), RSF will provide visiting journalists with a stipend of $8,000 per month. Fellows are supplied with an office at the Foundation, as well as computers and software, as well as access to the Foundation’s library. Applications from applicants who live outside of the greater New York City area may be considered for a partially-subsidized apartment near RSF, if one is available.


Texas A&M University is proud to present the Opportunity Awards to deserving high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. There are now open applications for the 2022/2023 academic year at the university. The International Opportunity Awards for International Students Scholarships are available to students from outside the United States who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at one of the partnering institutions.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in journalism is required for those who write or report on the socioeconomic or political conditions in the United States.



The Russell Sage Foundation 2022 Visiting Journalist Fellowship  is open to all International Students


Application Procedure

  • Complete the application form by logging into our online application site, creating an account, and submitting it.
  • Through the portal, submit a letter detailing the project that will be undertaken while you are in residence at the Foundation (Note: No more than 5 pages describing the project, single-spaced, with standard 11 or 12-point font, and 1 inch margins)
  • An appendix of up to 20 pages should be included with your letter, illustrating or including samples of previous work; you may also submit a brief appendix with links to examples.
  • Send your up-to-date abridged CV (no more than 5 pages) to the address provided on the webpage.



Application Deadline

The application deadline for Russell Sage Foundation 2022 Visiting Journalist Fellowship   is  June 28, 2022


Most Popular Active Scholarships

Load More Popular Active Scholarships

Be the first to know about a new Scholarship!

Don't miss any Scholarship deadline, sign up for our FREE Scholarships email notifications.