Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Horowitz Foundation Grants for International Applicants in USA

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is offering merit-based grants for international applicants. Each grant is worth a total of $7,500—$5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.

Aim and Mission

  • To support emerging scholars through small grants
·         To promote scholarship with a s
ocial policy application
·         To encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.

Funding Amount

Grants are based solely on merit. Each grant is worth a total of $7,500—$5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.
Criteria for completion include:
·         Approval of the dissertation
·         Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal
·         Invitation to write a book chapter based on the research
Grants are non-renewable and recipients have 5 years from the announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.


  • Current Ph.D. candidates who are working on their dissertation.
  • Applicants who do not already have a Ph.D.; those who do, are ineligible.
  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department.
  • Foundation accepts applicants from any country and any university in the world. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required.


  • The foundation targets 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.


·         Awards are made to individuals, not institutions. If processed through an institution, a waiver for overhead is required.
·         Recipients are expected to acknowledge the assistance provided by the Foundation in any publication resulting from their research and are also asked to 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.  
Apply here

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