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Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics  (MMS)


Note to Investigators

The MMS partnership with the Federal statistical agencies is suspended for Fiscal Year 2018. MMS still is accepting proposals for research topics as outlined in the solicitation; however, other Federal agencies are not expected to participate in the support of MMS projects this year. We expect the partnership to resume in Fiscal Year 2019.




PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  14-574

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    August 30, 2018

    Last Thursday in August, Annually Thereafter

    January 31, 2019

    Last Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences that supports the development of innovative, analytical, and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences.  As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data.

The MMS Program provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms.  The following mechanisms are addressed in this solicitation:

  • Regular Research Awards
  • Awards for conferences, workshops, and community-development activities
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements

MMS also supports Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.  Please see the CAREER Program Web Site for more information about this activity.


RELATED URLS

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

News


Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Law & Social Sciences  (LSS)


LSS Program Clarifications

  • Please attend to the Law & Social Sciences Postdoctoral Fellows announcement in the solicitation.  Please note that the fellowships are project-based, and that they require at least two PIs from different disciplines.  PIs are to have a project upon which a postdoctoral fellow will work.

  • Please note the description of conference and workshop awards.  Law and Social Sciences will make awards that promote interactions among scholars from multiple disciplines and that will include younger scholars and increase the participation of members of underrepresented groups, in keeping with NSF policy.


Special Announcements

The National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Justice are pleased to announce signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines a framework for cooperation and collaboration in the social, behavioral, and forensic sciences.  For more information concerning the announcement of this partnership, see its Dear Colleague Letter.




PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  15-514

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date

    August 1, 2018

    August 1, Annually Thereafter

        Standard and Collaborative Research and Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships

    January 15, 2019

    January 15, Annually Thereafter

        Dissertation Research, Standard and Collaborative Research and Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships

 

CAREER Proposals

CAREER proposals must conform to the annually announced NSF-wide CAREER proposal deadline.

EAGER, RAPID, and Conference Proposals

EAGER, RAPID, small workshop, and small conference proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer. Proposals for Large Workshops and Conferences should be submitted in cycle with standard research proposals.

REU Supplement Proposals

REU supplement proposals may be submitted at any time, with prior permission of the Program Officer.


SYNOPSIS

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.  The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.  Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.  Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

  1. Crime, Violence and Punishment
  2. Economic Issues
  3. Governance
  4. Legal Decision Making
  5. Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
  6. Litigation and the Legal Profession

LSS provides the following modes of support:

  1. Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research
  2. Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  3. Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowships
  4. Workshop and Conference Awards

LSS also participates in a number of specialized funding opportunities through NSF’s crosscutting and cross-directorate activities, including, for example:   

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
  • Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)

For information about these and other programs, please visit the Cross-cutting and NSF-wide Active Funding Opportunities homepage.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

News

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