PhD Candidates: Apply Now for 2019 Social Policy Research Grants

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PhD Candidates: Apply Now for 2019 Social Policy Research Grants

Sponsored by the Horowitz Foundation

Founded in 1997, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy promotes research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences through small grants to support the dissertation research of aspiring doctoral candidates. Since inception, the foundation has awarded grants to 275 scholars from over 100 universities around the world. To learn more about the foundation or previous winners, please visit our website:

Grant Information

Each grant is worth a total of $7,500 paid in two separate installments. Initially, the recipient receives $5,000. To receive the second installment of $2,500, recipients must achieve one of the following:

    • Acceptance and approval of their dissertation;
    • Acceptance of an article based on the research by a peer-reviewed journal; or
    • Invitation to write and publish a book chapter based on the research.


    • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation;
    • Applicants must not have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible;
    • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department;
    • Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.

How to Apply

  1. Go to and click the orange “Application Portal” button to create an account
  2. Complete the two-question Eligibility Form
  3. Complete the Application Round, including:
    • Personal Details​ – short answer questions
    • Project Overview – a brief snapshot   
    • Your Project – 750 word description
    • Upload Your CV
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation – provide contact information
  • 4. Click the “Review & Submit” button.

All application materials, including two letters of recommendation, must be submitted by December 1, 2019.


Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2019

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