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Behavioral Economics - Small Grants Program

Amount Note:

Representative categories of expenditure include acquisition of data, the purchase of data sets, research assistance (but not including payment to any researchers who will be co-authors on the project), payment to subjects in experiments, miscellaneous expenses (such as xeroxing, telephone, postage). No funds will be granted for researchers' time. No more than $500 can be allocated to miscellaneous expenses. No funds can be spent on computer hardware or software. No overhead or indirect costs will be paid on these awards.

Eligibility Note:

Postdocs and tenured faculty must be less than two years out from the award of their PhD.

The Russell Sage Behavioral Economics Roundtable offers small grants to support high quality research in behavioral economics and to encourage young investigators to enter this developing field. There are no limitations on the disciplinary background of the principal investigator, and the proposed research may address any economic topic. However, projects must contribute to the Foundation's mission to improve the social and living conditions in the U.S. Interdisciplinary efforts are welcome.

Appropriate projects will demonstrate explicit use of psychological concepts in the motivation of the design and the preparation of the results. Experimental projects which do not have substantial behavioral content (such as market experiments testing neoclassical ideas) or substantial economic content (such as psychology experiments with no economic choices or strategic or market implications) will not be funded. This program will be administered under the auspices of the Behavioral Economics Roundtable, a group of researchers in behavioral economics formed by the Russell Sage Foundation to encourage inter-disciplinary research in behavioral economics.

Last Updated On: 2017-10-17

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