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Society of American Archivists Foundation Grant Application Process and Guidelines | Society of American Archivists
"The SAAF Board awards grants that meet the mission and goals of the SAA Foundation and the strategic planning priorities of the Society of American Archivists. These statements provide a broad spectrum of possible ways to enhance the work of archivists and serve as guiding tools for the Board’s fund-raising and grant-making activities. Applicants are expected to make direct and substantive reference to the way(s) in which an award of funds will advance one or more of the strategic goals of the SAA Foundation and/or the Society of American Archivists. To set reasonable expectations for applicants, the Board endeavors to publicize special concerns within the SAAF funding priorities and invite applications in those areas."
funding  foundation  archives  research  grants 
october 2016 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Ordinary and theoretical knowledge of capitalism
"Is the participant-level even the right perspective from which to try to identify an explanation? I don't think so. Were conditions in this factory harsh because this owner was hostile or cruel towards these particular workers? No, rather because the competitive environment of profitability and accumulation created an inexorable race to the bottom. So we can't explain this factory's working conditions by referring to specific features of this factory and its owner. This logic is spelled out very clearly in Capital, and it is a system-level characteristic."
sociology  explanation  level  system  scale  foundation  phenomenology  participation  capitalism  social-theory  theory 
march 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Alternatives to analytical sociology
"To start: I've generally found the strictures of "microfoundations" and "agent-based explanations" as representing ontological constraints on sociological explanations rather than guides for empirical research. The constraints require, essentially, that all our explanations of social processes and causal connections need to be compatible with providing plausible micro-level accounts of how they work."
social-science  philosophy  ontology  epistemology  foundation  emergence  supervenience  analytic  sociology 
july 2011 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Microfoundationalism
"The concept of microfoundations is relevant to each of these domains. A microfoundation is:

a specification of the ways in which the properties and structure of a higher-level entity are produced by the activities and properties of lower-level entities.

In the case of the social sciences, this amounts to:

a specification of the ways that properties, structural features, and causal powers of a social entity are produced and reproduced by the actions and dispositions of socially situated individuals."
social-science  philosophy  ontology  epistemology  foundation  emergence  supervenience 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Moral Foundations Theory Homepage
Moral Foundations Theory was created to understand why morality varies so much across cultures yet still shows so many similarities and recurrent themes. In brief, the theory proposes that five innate and universally available psychological systems are the foundations of “intuitive ethics.” Each culture then constructs virtues, narratives, and institutions on top of these foundations, thereby creating the unique moralities we see around the world, and conflicting within nations too.
philosophy  morality  ethics  moral  foundation  theory  culture  psychology  moral-psychology  social-psychology 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network
The Open Society Institute works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSI seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI builds alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. OSI places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities
politics  economics  community  social  activism  international  sustainability  democracy  funding  grants  open  global  philanthropy  foundation 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Front Page | Ashoka.org
Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems
non-profit  foundation  funding  social-justice  social-entrepreneur  international 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Profiled in Chronicle of Philanthropy, June 26, 2008.
non-profit  foundation  government  economics  fiscal-policy  grants 
july 2008 by tsuomela
Russell Sage Foundation: Home
The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American Foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences.
sociology  economics  psychology  foundation  research  funding 
april 2008 by tsuomela
Pew Research Center
unified site for a number of different research projects - internet and life, excellence in journalism
research  thinktank  foundation  statistics  politics  culture  society  media 
march 2008 by tsuomela

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