Division of Social and Economic Sciences
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Target Date: August 16, 2013
August 16, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date: January 16, 2014
January 16, Annually Thereafter
The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the 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 supports a variety of different types of awards, including:
1) Regular Research Awards
2) Mid-Career Research Fellowships
3) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
4) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Research in Undergraduate Institutions
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
MMS specific page for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
No Cost Extensions
Historical Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Awards
Historical Research on Survey Methodology Awards
Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities Awards
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program