Economics

 

The standing programs in SBE (including MMS, Economics, Sociology, and GSS) no longer will be accepting Census Research Data Center (RDC) proposals into the programs for review.  NSF will issue a separate solicitation for Census RDCs during Fiscal Year 2014.  Interested investigators are encouraged to check the NSF website for updates.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Nancy  A. Lutz-Program Director nlutz@nsf.gov (703) 292-7280 995 N
Georgia  Kosmopoulou-Pgm Director gkosmopo@nsf.gov (703) 292-7466 995 N
Sudipta  Sarangi-Program Director sarangi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8202 995 N
Robbie  W. Brown-Pgm Specialist rbrown@nsf.gov (703) 292-7264 995 N
Judith  Simmons-Pgm Specialist jsimmons@nsf.gov (703) 292-4347 995 N

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1320 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 18, 2014

August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 18, 2015

January 18, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

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, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.

The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances economics science.

Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGS) in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG).  The following bulleted items provide addititional guidance concerning DDRIGs in Economics:

  • The dissertation advisor should be listed as the Principal Investigator and the student as the Co-Principal Investigator. It should be clear however that the proposal is written by, and the research conducted by, the student.
  • The Proposal Title should read, “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: ….”
  • Use a clear and concise writing style. Reviewers will include economists from a variety of specialty areas. It is possible that no specialist from your particular area of research will be on the panel. Defining key terms and keeping your proposal free of jargon will ensure that all reviewers will be able to understand your proposal and evaluate it fairly.
  • One of the areas in which the proposal will be evaluated is your competence to carry out the research. It would be beneficial for you to include any other information that can help reviewers evaluate how well prepared you are to conduct the research.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact one of the program directors listed above.

For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

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

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5437

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 3/12/2012. If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails. The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

Any inconsistency between the original printed document and the disk or electronic document shall be resolved by giving precedence to the printed document.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: 12-545
Funding Opportunity Title: Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 12
CFDA Number(s): 47.075 — Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Mar 12, 2012
Creation Date: Feb 12, 2014
Original Closing Date for Applications: Jun 6, 2012  Full Proposal Deadline(s): June 06, 2012 January 15, 2013 January 15, Annually Thereafter
Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 15, 2015  Full Proposal Deadline(s): June 06, 2012 January 15, 2013 January 15, Annually Thereafter
Archive Date: Feb 15, 2015
Estimated Total Program Funding: $750,000
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:  

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Description: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public. NCSES uses this information to prepare a number of statistical data reports as well as analytical reports including the National Science Board’s biennial report, Science and Engineering (S&E) Indicators, and Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. The Center would like to enhance its efforts to support analytic and methodological research in support of its surveys, and to engage in the education and training of researchers in the use of large-scale nationally representative datasets. NCSES welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of S&T activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under its program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys.
Link to Additional Information: NSF Publication 12-545
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

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Political Science Research Dissertation Grant

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 3/6/2009. If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails. The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

Any inconsistency between the original printed document and the disk or electronic document shall be resolved by giving precedence to the printed document.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-98-1371
Funding Opportunity Title: Political Science
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 0
CFDA Number(s): 47.075 — Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Mar 6, 2009
Creation Date: Feb 4, 2014
Original Closing Date for Applications: Aug 15, 2009  Full Proposal Target Date August 15 and January 15, Annually The Deadline Date for Doctoral Dissertation proposals is January 15th
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 15, 2014  Full Proposal Target Date(s): August 15, Annually
Archive Date: Sep 15, 2022
Estimated Total Program Funding: $0
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:  

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Description: 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.In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.Besides information on the Political Science Program, we invite you to also look at the Cross-Directorate Activities program web site.Furthermore, for program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, please view the: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.
Link to Additional Information: NSF Program Desccription 98-1371
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

NSF grants.gov support grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov
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Economics NSF Research Dissertation Grant

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 3/6/2009. If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.

If you would like to receive notifications of changes to the grant opportunity click send me change notification emails. The only thing you need to provide for this service is your email address. No other information is requested.

Any inconsistency between the original printed document and the disk or electronic document shall be resolved by giving precedence to the printed document.

General Information

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-98-1320
Funding Opportunity Title: Economics
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:  
Expected Number of Awards: 110
CFDA Number(s): 47.075 — Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No
Posted Date: Mar 6, 2009
Creation Date: Feb 12, 2014
Original Closing Date for Applications: Aug 18, 2009  Full Proposal Target Date(s): January 18 and August 18, Annually
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 18, 2014  Full Proposal Target Date(s): January 18, yearly August 18, yearly
Archive Date: Sep 18, 2024
Estimated Total Program Funding: $220,000
Award Ceiling:  
Award Floor:  

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:  

Additional Information

Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Description: 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, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the Cross Disciplinary Activities homepage.For program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in Economics, please visit: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.
Link to Additional Information: NSF Program Desccription 98-1320
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

NSF grants.gov support grantsgovsupport@nsf.gov
If you have any problems linking to this funding announcement, please contact

SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SBE DDRIG)

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), and the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) award grants to doctoral students to improve the quality of dissertation research. These grants provide funds for items not normally available through the student’s university. Additionally, these grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible. Proposals are judged on the basis of their scientific merit, including the theoretical importance of the research question and the appropriateness of the proposed data and methodology to be used in addressing the question.

In an effort to improve the quality of dissertation research, many programs in both BCS and SES, the Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics program within NCSES, and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program in SMA accept doctoral dissertation improvement grant proposals. Requirements vary across programs, so proposers are advised to consult the relevant program’s webpage for specific information and contact the program director if necessary.

The following Programs support dissertation research:

Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)

Archaeology

Cultural Anthropology

Documenting Endangered Languages

Geography and Spatial Sciences

Linguistics

Biological Anthropology

Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences

Economics

Law and Social Science

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics

Political Science

Science, Technology, and Society

Sociology

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)

Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics Program

SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities

Science of Science and Innovation Policy

For a list of cognizant program officers for the programs listed above, please visit the SBE Doctoral Dissertation Contact List.

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

Archeology

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 15, 2014

Political Science

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Linguistics

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Cultural Anthropology

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Law and Social Sciences

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Research on Science and Technology Surveys and Statistics

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 16, 2014

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics

January 16, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 18, 2014

Economics

January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 18, 2014

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences

January 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 1, 2014

Science, Technology, and Society

February 1, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 13, 2014

Geography and Spatial Sciences

Second Thursday in February, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  February 18, 2014

Sociology

February 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  July 15, 2014

Biological Anthropology

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13453

Library Resident Research Fellowship

Scope

The American Philosophical Society Library offers short-term residential fellowships for conducting research in its collections. We are a leading international center for research in the history of American science and technology and its European roots, as well as early American history and culture.

The Library houses over 11 million manuscript items, 350,000 volumes of printed materials, thousands of maps and prints, and more than a thousand hours of audio recordings of Native American languages. Collections are renowned for their depth and interdisciplinary strengths in diverse fields, including Early American History and Culture to 1840 • Atlantic History • Intellectual History • Travel, Exploration and Expeditions • History of Science, Technology and Medicine • History of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biophysics including 20th-Century Medical Research • History of Eugenics and Genetics • History of Physics, especially Quantum Physics • History of Natural History in the 18th and 19th Centuries • Anthropology, particularly Native American History, Culture and Languages • Caribbean and Slavery Studies. The Library does not hold materials on philosophy in the modern sense.

Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to our collections are available online at Online Guides

Eligibility

The fellowships, funded by generous benefactors, are open to both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals. Applicants may be:

  • Holders of the Ph.D. or its equivalent
  • Ph.D. candidates who have passed their preliminary examinations
  • Degreed independent scholars

Applicants in any relevant field of scholarship may apply. Candidates who live 75 or more miles from Philadelphia receive some preference.

Award
A stipend of $2,500 per month is awarded for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three months. The duration of award is requested by the candidate, but the final decision is made by the Fellowship Committee.

Fellowships may be taken any time beginning 1 June 2014 and must be completed by 31 May 2015. Fellows are required to be in residence at the Library for four to twelve consecutive weeks, depending upon the length of the award.

Awards are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is understood that recipients will discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

Deadline and Notification
3 March 2014; notifications in early May.

http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/resident

The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Scope

The Lewis and Clark Fund (initially supported by the Stanford Ascherman/Baruch Blumberg Fund for Basic Science, established by a benefaction from the late Stanford Ascherman, MD, of San Francisco) encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Graduate students and postdoctoral and junior scientists wishing to pursue projects in astrobiological field studies should consult the program description and application forms for the Lewis and Clark Fund in Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology.

Eligibility

Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible. Applicants who have previously received a Lewis and Clark Fund grant may reapply after an interval of two years. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet been granted an award from the Fund.

Applicants should ask their academic advisor to write one of the two letters of recommendation, specifying the student’s qualifications to carry out the proposed work and the educational content of the trip. Budgets should be limited to travel and related expenses, including personal field equipment.

Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.

The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

When appropriate, the applicant should provide assurances that safety measures will be taken for potentially hazardous projects. When necessary, the applicant and his or her supervisor should discuss the field training that will be provided and the provisions for experienced supervision. Funding is contingent on successful applicants demonstrating that required permits and permissions have been secured.

Awards

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant. Lewis and Clark Fund grants are taxable income, but the Society is not required to report payments. It is recommended that grant recipients discuss their reporting obligations with their tax advisors.

Deadlines

Application:

February 1 (Monday, February 3, in 2014) with notification in May, for work in June and beyond.

Letters of support:

January 30

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all materials, including the required two letters of support, have reached the Society on time; contact Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, at LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org or 215-440-3429.

Requirements

Each Lewis and Clark Field Scholar will submit a brief report on his or her trip for archiving in the APS Library. Instructions will be provided with notification of an award.

http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/lewisandclark

Spencer Foundation: Areas of Inquiry – Major Grant Proposal

Deadline: January 14, 2014

Please contact ORA is a sponsor requires that a proposal must be submitted by an entity with a particular tax status or if you plan to submit to a foundation.  ORA will  determine if the proposal should be submitted as a sponsored project or through the foundation.

The Spencer Foundation supports research in the following five areas of inquiry: education and social opportunity; organizational learning; purposes and values of education; teaching, learning, and instructional resources; and, field-initiated proposals.

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2013–2014 Call for Research Report Proposals

Deadline: April 1, 2014

The sponsor provides research stipends for individuals working in universities, nonprofit organizations, or journalism. Applications are reviewed in terms of the following criteria: Will the proposed report be of high value and timely to government executives and managers? Will the report provide practical insight and understanding of the topic? Does the applicant demonstrate the potential to produce a final report that will be clear, understandable and highly communicable to government executives and managers? Does the applicant demonstrate outstanding command and knowledge of the topic? $20,000 for each report may be awarded. The manuscript should be submitted no later than six months after the start of the project. Recipients will select the start and end dates. The report should be written for government executives and managers, providing them practical knowledge and insight.

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Posted in Education, Law, and Business Administration | Tagged Leadership, Performance, Public Administration, risk management

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