Current Opportunities


From time to time, the Center will post opportunities for postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, and other visitors to join our affiliates.

There are no open opportunities within the Center at this time.

We anticipate that the next call for proposals for the Sugarman Practitioner in Residence program will open early in calendar 2025 for a fall 2025 start.



We occasionally post opportunities available with other related institutions.

1. Behavioral Intervention Scholars Dissertation Grants from Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Deadline: June 7, 2024)

Are you a PhD candidate looking to support your research on issues facing families with low incomes in the United States using a behavioral science lens? Check out the new funding opportunity announcement from the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families to learn more about this exciting opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 per year for 1-2 years!

A NEW 2024 Funding Opportunity for Behavioral Intervention Research is now open! Since 2017, the Behavioral Intervention Scholars research grants have supported doctoral dissertations applying a behavioral science lens to research issues related delivering social service programs more effectively to improve the well-being of children, adults, and families with low incomes. This grant program offers funding for one- or two- year research projects that conduct rigorous qualitative, quantitative, or secondary research analyses, and have the capacity to inform policy and practice decisions and solutions, particularly for populations in the United States who have low incomes or are otherwise under-resourced.

The full announcement for HHS-2023-ACF-OPRE-PD-0126: β€œBehavioral Intervention Scholars Grants” is hyperlinked.

We recommend that potential applicants subscribe to these Notices of Funding Opportunity on to receive notifications of updates. These grant programs are funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

If you have questions regarding these grant opportunities, please email [email protected].



2. Russel Sage Foundation Programs and Initiatives Currently Accepting Letters of Inquiry (Deadline: July 24, 2024 at 2 PM ET):

Letters of inquiry are being sought it a number of funding priority program areas including Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context, Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration, Immigration and Immigrant Integration, Future of WorkSocial, Political and Economic Inequality & Promoting Educational Attainment and Economic Mobility among Racially, Ethnically, and Economically Diverse Groups after the 2023 Supreme Court Decision to Ban Race-Conscious Admissions at Colleges and Universities

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for β€œthe improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.” RSF now exclusively supports social science research in its core programs as a means of examining social issues and improving policies. Grants are available for data collection, data analysis, research assistance, and investigator time for conducting research and writing up results.

A detailed 4-page letter of inquiry must precede a full proposal. About 15% of investigators who submit LOIs are invited to submit proposals based on external reviews. 

Learn more about eligibility and application requirements. Questions should be sent to [email protected].