About the Organization:

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. 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.

About the Grant:

Horowitz Foundation now approves approximately twenty-five grants each year. Awards are for $7,500; proposals in certain targeted areas receive additional amounts. In addition, the Irving Louis Horowitz Award is given to the overall most outstanding project proposal, and the Trustee’s Award is given to the project proposal that is deemed most innovative in theory and/or methodology. Awards are granted for policy-related research in all major areas of the social sciences. Only doctoral students whose  dissertation proposals have been approved by their committees are eligible to apply. Awards are approved solely on merit, and are not allocated so as to ensure a representative base of disciplines.

Grant Amount: 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

Eligibility Criteria:

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


How to Apply:

  • All applications must be submitted through the online application portal;
  •  All forms and documents must be in English;
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered;
  •  Applications without letters of recommendation cannot be submitted;
  •  Letters of recommendation must be specific to the applicant’s project;

Deadline: Dec 1, 2020 11:59 PM (EST)

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Name of the Organisation
Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy
Grant Amount
USD 7.500
Closing date of Proposal
Tuesday, 1 December, 2020
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