Calls for Grants

Available Grant

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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Available Grant

Grant: Social, political and economic inequality Programme


The Russell Sage Foundation invites letters of inquiry for its core programs and special initiatives related to: Social, Political and Economic Inequality; Future of Work; and Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context. It also calls for LOIs related to two other areas of interest:

1 - Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S.

2 - Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. 

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: Nov 10th 2021; the next proposal window is May 4, 2022

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Russell Sage Pipeline Grant Competition for early-mid career scholars


The Russell Sage Foundation, in collaboration with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda gates Foundation, invite early- to mid-career researchers to apply to the pipeline grant competition.

The competition seeks to promote diversity in the social sciences broadly, including racial, ethnic, gender, disciplinary, institutional and geographic diversity. 

Amount of award: Tenure track assistant professors can apply for grants of up to $30,000. RSF will pair assistant professors with mentors working in the same field, and provide an honorarium for the mentors. Associate professors who have been in the rank for less than seven years are eligible for grants of up to $50,000.

Deadline: 2022 deadline forthcoming

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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

The Disposition of Self-Control Interventions for Excessive Social Media Users

Kseniia Zahrai, University of Canterbury

Ekant Veer, University of Canterbury

Amount: $2,400.00

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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

Designing for All: Understanding Consumer Response to Inclusive Design

Vanessa M. Patrick, University of Houston 
Candice R. Hollenbeck, University of Georgia
Amount: $1,000.00

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TCR Grant Receipients

Impact of Portrayal of Victims in Anti- Domestic Violence Campaigns

Akshaya Vijayalakshmi, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Meng-Hsien (Jenny) Lin, California State University Monterey Bay
Amount: $3,000.00

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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

The Outcaste becomes the “Guru” - A Unique Case of Indignation Entrepreneurship

Krishanu Rakshit, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Bhupesh Manoharan, Masters' Union School of Business

Karthikeyan Balakumar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Pradeep Kumar Hota, Australian National University

Amount: $2,500.00

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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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TCR creates opportunities for engagements between practitioners, funders and researchers, and supports efforts of scholars and practitioners to disseminate and publicize their research and work, and obtain mentoring and advice on grant applications.

While many of these opportunities are freely available, we encourage scholars and practitioners to become a member of the Association of Consumer Research to help continue funding our work and to obtain additional benefits.