SAGE Concept Grant Program
SAGE Concept Grants 2022 Application Information
SAGE’s Concept Grant program has been developed to fund innovative software solutions that support research in the social sciences.
We are seeking proposals for new technological solutions that support the adoption, development and application of established and emerging research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and computational methods.
Your proposal could:
Support social scientists to collect and work with new types of data.
Support social scientists to use and apply new methods.
Reduce the time researchers spend on the collection, cleaning, or filtering of data, or any other part of the research process that is not publishable.
Enable social scientists who do not have programming skills to analyze data at any scale.
Enable researchers to get started on their research without much training.
Improve existing social science methods or tools.
How to apply
There are two grant amounts available: £15,000 to scale up, and £2,000 for new ideas.
To qualify for £15,000, you must have:
A prototype of your tool that works and that we can test.
Evidence that you have already run tests with users outside of your immediate group and that there are researchers using your tool already.
To qualify for £2,000, you must have:
Identified and validated a problem or challenge area within social science methods, and have evidence that other researchers have the same problem.
A solution for this problem that you have mocked up, and a clear idea of what you need to do next to get it off the ground.
For both grant amounts, we will look favorably on ideas that have wide-scale applicability within the social sciences.
We will not consider proposals that apply for both grants. If you are not sure which one you qualify for, please get in touch: email@example.com.
We will not accept:
Research project proposals.
Proposals for tools that are not usable by researchers beyond you/your team and/or project.
Proposals for tools in biology, chemistry, physics, or any other discipline that is not social science. (We might consider, on a case-by-case basis, tools that have been developed within other disciplines and where the applicant has made substantial progress in implementing them within a social science discipline).
Proposals for tools to write, cite or publish papers, for peer-review, to find grants, submit applications, find collaborators, disseminate research or any other task that sits outside the running of the primary research and analysis part of the process. (If you are developing a tool that fits in this space, we may be interested in hearing from you in another capacity: please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proposals for tools to run bibliographic analysis or literature reviews.
Proposals for tools to manage, preserve and archive data.
Deadline for applications: 5 June 2022, 11:59pm PST.
Follow the links below to complete an application form for the £15,000 or £2,000 Concept Grant.