The Political Science Program at NSF will be holding its regular and dissertation competitions this spring. See its Dear Colleague Letter for additional information about both of these upcoming competitions.
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 contains a provision that focuses on our Political Science Program. See Notice: Implementation of the 2013 Federal Continuing Appropriations Act provisions affecting the NSF Political Science Program for additional details.
Apply to PD 98-1371 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:
Full Proposal Target Date: January 15, 2014
January 15, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date: August 15, 2014
August 15, Annually Thereafter
Because of uncertainty about the NSF budget for fiscal year 2014, the Political Science program will not have target dates in August, 2013 (for research grants) and September, 2013 (for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants), but will maintain its January, 2014 target dates. Proposals will still be accepted at any time. Reviews of proposals received by the January, 2014 target date will be completed during the spring of 2014.
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 SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) web site.
Furthermore, for program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, please view the: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.
American National Election Studies
Genes, Cognition, and Social Behavior Workshop Report
Report on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM)
Doctoral Preparation Checklist
Policy Agendas Project
Political Science's Workshop Transcripts and Reports
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program