Calls for Grants

Available Grant

Grant: Social, political and economic inequality Programme


The Russell Sage Foundation invites letters of inquiry for its social, political and economic inequality programme. This supports research on the many factors that contribute to inequality in the US and the extent to which social, political and economic inequalities affect social, psychological, political and economic outcomes, including equality of access and opportunity, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage. Proposed projects are expected to be investigator-initiated. Methodological variety and interdisciplinary collaboration are encouraged. 

Amount of award: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, Presidential Awards are capped at $35,000. PI's may request up to $50,000.

Deadline: 11th November 2020

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Grant: The British Academy Writing Workshops


This programme provides UK-based scholars in the humanities and the social sciences with the opportunity to develop one or more training and research workshops in the Global South. The aim of these workshops is to encourage and support early career researchers in the Global South in developing scholarly publications for high-impact journals in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences, and to enable them to build lasting connections with academics and journal editors based in the UK and elsewhere.

Applicant Information: UK and Global South Based Researchers

Deadline: 6th November 2020

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Grant: Russel Sage Foundation (pre-call release information)

Information: The Russell Sage Foundation's program on Behavioral Economics seeks investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the social, economic and political consequences of actual behaviors and decisions. RSF is especially interested in research at the intersection of behavioral economics and behavioral sciences and its other programs—Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. Priority will be given to field experiments, as opposed to lab experiments. 

Deadline: Pending

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Grant: What Works Wellbeing

Scope: Understanding and modelling the relationship between individual and place-based community wellbeing (using secondary qualitative and quantitative data) 

Information: The project jointly developed and designed by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, Centre for Aging Better and Spirit of 2012, will draw on existing qualitative and quantitative data to explore how the wellbeing of individuals influence the wellbeing of a community and in turn how the quality and conditions of a community affect different individuals’ wellbeing. This is a collaborative effort to answer research questions of mutual interest and importance to the project partners. It will have a strong focus on inequalities within communities.

Budget: £40,000-£50,000

Proposals submission deadline: 6th November 2020 

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Grant: UK Research and Innovation

Information: Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Project length: Up to 18 months

Closing date: none - apply at any time

Funding: Grants will be awarded at 80% of the full economic cost (fEC) for Research Council funding, or in line with Innovate UK's funding rules. For Innovate UK funding, State Aid rules apply. Please see guidance here.

Award range: There is no specific budget for this call. We are interested in funding research of any scale that can demonstrate it will deliver impact in the project length.

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TCR Grants

The ACR Board and Sheth Foundation are continuing to generously provide funds to support the ACR TCR grant competition. Past grants were supported by the Sheth Foundation, Association for Consumer Research, and Kellogg Foundation.

TCR Grant Receipients

Hunger Task Force Mobile Market Initiative: Increasing Fruit & Vegetable Consumption among Vulnerable Consumers

Melissa G. Bublitz, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Jonathan Hansen, Hunger Task Force

Elizabeth G. Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laura A. Peracchio, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Cameron Perra, Hunger Task Force

Amount: $6,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

How Social Media Usage Influences Economically Underprivileged (versus Economically Privileged) Consumers

Dipayan Biswas, University of South Florida

Annika Abell, University of Tennessee

Amount: $2,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Yes, I Can? Can Power Promote Eco-Friendly Behavior?

Eugene Y. Chan, Purdue University
Amount: $2,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Building a Transitory Healthcare Consumer Space: Challenges and Tensions about Defining Patient’s

Hélène Gorge, Université de Lille, France

Melea Press, Skema Business School, France

Amount: $1,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Scarcity, Consumption, and Social Impact

Dr. Tânia Veludo-de-Oliveira

Dr. Edgard Barki; Fabrícia Peixoto; Adriana Arcuri; Ana Tereza de LaPedra

Institution: Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP/FGV)

Amount: $2,500.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Establishing a Diversity and Inclusion Engaged Marketing (DIEM) Platform to Accelerate Impact on Multicultural Marketplace Wellbeing

Eva Kipnis, University of Sheffield, UK

Lizette Vorster, Northumbria University, UK

Catherine Demangeot, IESEG School of Management, France

Samantha N. N. Cross, Iowa State University, USA

Chris Pullig, Baylor University, USA

Charles Cui, University of Westminster, UK

Cristina Galalae, University of Leicester, UK

Shauna Kearney, Birmingham City University, UK

Tana Licsandru, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Carlo Mari, University of Molise, Italy

Veronica Martin Ruiz, Iowa State University, USA

Jerome Williams, Rutgers University, USA

Amount: $2,000.00

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External Grant Recipient Projects

TCR’s research has received significant grants to help extend its contributions to academic knowledge and impact in society at large. Read about some of our grant recipient projects.

Grant Information

Grant Recipient: Dr Eva Kipnis (Project Co-Ordinator) and Dr Ian Brittain (Co-Principal Investigators)

Source: European Union Framework 7 (Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Programme) 2013-2018

Amount: €852,600

Topic: CARNiVAL project examining legacies of mega-events. The research focused upon all three stages of the event process (pre-event, the event itself and post-event) with a range of issues and impacts to be considered at both the micro and macro level. It considered both sporting and non-sporting events using a case study approach.

Grant Information

Grant Recipient: Dr Cornelia Pechmann (Principal Investigator) Dr James Prochaska (Co-Principal Investigator)

Source: National Institutes of Health (March 1, 2016 - March 1, 2021).

Amount: $2,577,181.00

Topic: "Social Media Technology for Treating Tobacco Addiction“. This research project, with its cutting-edge social network approaches and analyses, will examine the potential of the internet, and more specifically social media, to engage health communications for quitting smoking and preventing relapse for addiction treatment and cancer prevention. Further, the design tests the personalized benefits and treatment processes of a women-centered internet cessation intervention.

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