Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy is inviting applications for its Grant Programme for outstanding social policy research in the USA 2021.

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy was established in 1997 by Irving Louis Horowitz and Mary E. Curtis as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Its general purpose is to support the advancement of research and understanding in the major fields of the social sciences. Meanwhile, its specific purpose is to provide small grants to aspiring PhD students at the dissertation level to support the research they are undertaking for their project.

However, the aim and vision of the Horowitz Foundation Grant Programme are to support emerging scholars through small grants, promote scholarship with a social policy application; and encourage projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences.

Worth of Award

  • Grants are based solely on merit.
  • Each is worth a total of $7,500; $5,000 is awarded initially and $2,500 upon completion of the project.
  • Grants are non-renewable and recipients have five years from the announcement of the award to complete their project and claim their final payment.


To be eligible for the Horowitz Foundation Grant Programme;

  • Applicants must be current PhD (or DrPH) candidates who are working on their dissertation;
  • Secondly, 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;
  • Finally, ​Applicants can be from any country and any university in the world. US citizenship or residency is not required.

How to Apply

The following are the steps to apply;

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


Deadline: Application closes December 1, 2020.


Click here for more details and to apply

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