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Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants for PhD Students 2018


The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy Grants sprovide small grants to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level to support the research they are undertaking for their project.

Application Deadline: 1st December 2017

Offered Annually?

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: The aim of this grant is ​

  • to support emerging scholars through small grants
  • to promote scholarship with a social policy application
  • to encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences

Type: Grants


  • Current PhD candidates who are working on their dissertation.
  • Applicants who do not already have a PhD; those who do, are ineligible.
  • Applicants must have defended their dissertation proposal or had their topic approved by their department.
  • We accept applicants from any country and any university in the world. U.S. citizenship or residency is not required.

Selection Criteria: 

  • The foundation targets projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level.
  • Applications are evaluated based on the Trustees’ assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, originality, methodology, theoretically informed or empirically rich research and letters of recommendation. No specific weight is given to any one area. Proposals are evaluated based on overall merit of all aspects of the application.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Each grant is worth a total of $7,500—$5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.
  • The first installment of $5,000 is paid upfront to the grant recipient.

How to Apply: Apply here

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

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