Opportunities for Journalists at the Russell Sage Foundation

RSF Visiting Journalist Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 1, 2019 for visits between Sept-Nov 2019 or Apr-Jun 2020.

There is a long, rich history of journalists writing and reporting compellingly about topics related to the Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) mission to “improve the social and living conditions in the United States.” Because journalists report on issues of relevance to RSF, the foundation offers Visiting Journalist Fellowships to provide the time and resources needed to carry out an original project while interacting with resident visiting scholars who might help inform the development of the project. RSF will pay visiting journalists an honorarium of $8,000 per month for a full-time visit lasting two to three months. Applicants should be journalists with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience who write or report on social, economic, or political conditions in the United States. Questions on the fellowship can be sent to programs@rsage.org.


RSF Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists (July 17-19, 2019)

Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) will sponsor its third Social Science Summer Institute for Journalists on July 17-19, 2019. The institute, co-organized by Nicholas Lemann (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism) and Tali Woodward (The Trace), will teach journalists how to locate the best available social science research on their topics quickly, how to identify and interact fruitfully with leading experts, and how to read academic publications for their journalistic relevance. Questions on the summer institute can be sent to sssij@rsage.org.


For more information about the foundation, our programs, and the application process, please visit our website: www.russellsage.org.