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Science of Organizations (SoO)

Organizations -- private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds.

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Science and Technology Studies

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines.

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Monday, August 3, 2020
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Thursday, August 3, 2023
Friday, February 2, 2024

Statistics Program

The Statistics Program supports research in statistical theory and methods, including research in statistical methods for applications to any domain of science and engineering. The theory forms the base for statistical science. The methods are used for stochastic modeling, and the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. The methods characterize uncertainty in the data and facilitate advancement in science and engineering. The Program encourages proposals ranging from single-investigator projects to interdisciplinary team projects.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

The Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes.

Deadline: 

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Friday, October 15, 2021

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Sociology Program

he Sociology Program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization -- societies, institutions, groups and demography -- and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes.

Deadline: 

Monday, August 17, 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021

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Political Science Program

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

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Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

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.

Deadline: 

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Law and Science Dissertation Research (LS)

The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.

Deadline: 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Economics Program

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Dissertation Research (DRMS)

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, January 18, 2024

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