||The purpose of the RIDGE (Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics) Center for Targeted Studies is to invest in innovative social sciences-based research that explores the food and nutrition assistance challenges of rural people and places. The program is especially interested in a wide array of topics and issues. Proposals that focus on Native Americans, Hispanics, African-Americans, and other racial/ethnic populations, as well as children and low-wealth individuals/ households, are strongly encouraged. This document outlines the key information for applicants planning to submit grant proposals.
||May 8, 2014
||The maximum amount allowed for a RIDGE grant proposal is $35,000. Applicants will be allowed to include a 10 percent indirect cost rate in their budget request. However, the total amount of the budget cannot exceed the $35,000 level.
||Social scientists employed by U.S. land-grant or non-land-grant universities, colleges, research centers/institutes or other appropriate research settings, are eligible to apply.