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Sociology

Important Notice

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
Katherine  Meyer - Program Director kmeyer@nsf.gov (703) 292-7308  995 N  
Kevin  T. Leicht - Program Director kleicht@nsf.gov (703) 292-8760  995 N  
Patricia  E. White-Program Director pwhite@nsf.gov (703) 292-8762  995 N  
Fatima  J. Touma - Science Assistant ftouma@nsf.gov (703) 292-7320  995 N  
Monique  Moore-Program Specialist mmoore@nsf.gov (703) 292-4951  995 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1331 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (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)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2015

Regular Research

January 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2015

Regular Research

August 15, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

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. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology. The Program supports both original data collections and secondary data analysis that use the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodological tools. Theoretically grounded projects that offer methodological innovations and improvements for data collection and analysis are also welcomed. Click here for information on Strengthening Qualitative Research through Methodological Innovation and Integration. The Sociology Program also funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student's home campus. See the Sociology Program Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Awards Solicitation for more information on this opportunity.

Please Note: Principal Investigators should select PD 98-1331 in the program announcement/solicitation block on the proposal Cover Sheet for submission of regular research projects to the Sociology Program and NSF 14-604 for submission of Sociology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement proposals.  Projects are evaluated using the two Foundation-wide criteria, intrinsic merit and broader impacts. In assessing the intrinsic merit of proposed research, four components are key to securing support from the Sociology Program: (1) the issues investigated must be theoretically grounded; (2) the research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation or illustration; (3) the research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and (4) the proposed research must advance our understanding of social processes, structures and methods.

The NSF also offers a number of specialized funding opportunities through its crosscutting and cross-directorate activities; some of the Sociology related opportunities are listed below.

Crosscutting Research & Training Opportunities:

  • ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
  • Education & Human Resources Program
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program
  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program
  • SBE Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MPRF)
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • Science of Learning Centers (SLC)
  • Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

To get information about these programs and others, please visit the Cross-cutting and NSF-wide Active Funding Opportunities homepage.

RELATED PROGRAMS

SOCIOLOGY PROGRAM - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

RELATED URLS

Future Investments in Large-Scale Survey Data Access and Dissemination Report

Interdisciplinary Standards for Systematic Qualitative Research

2007 Workshop on Planning for the Future of the General Social Survey

American Sociological Association

Artificial Social Intelligence

Democratization

Digital Library Initiative

General Social Survey

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Investing in Human Resources

NetLab Workshop Report

Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Religion, Democratization, and Market Transition

Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey

Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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