The SAGES Program: SPSSI Action Grants for Experienced Scholars

This program recognizes SPSSI members who are age 60 and over and/or retired members who apply their knowledge to help solve social problems or assist policy makers to do so.

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Sponsor: Division 9


The SAGES Program was established in order to encourage SPSSI members age 60 or over and retired members to apply their knowledge to help solve social problems or to assist policy makers to solve social issues. 

The program recognized members that use social science research findings to address social problems through direct action projects, consulting with non-profit groups, or through preparing reviews of existing social science literature that could be used to make public policy. 

Funding requests in the range of $1,000-$10,000 can be submitted for direct costs related to the project. 

  • This can be spent over a two-year period. Money can be used for hiring staff (including clerical assistance), computing fees, travel, telephone, or other justifiable expenses. 
  • Funding cannot be used as a stipend for the applicant. 

Proposals will be evaluated in terms of how well they build on existing social science research and theory, the feasibility of the project, and the importance of the project.

How to Apply
Past Recipients