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This program has been archived.

Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement proposals will no longer be submitted via the SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) solicitation (NSF 11-547).  For all future SBE DDRIG competitions, each SBE program that currently participates in this funding opportunity will either include DDRIGs in their current program's funding vehicle or will create a new solicitation for them.

For a list of cognizant program officers, please visit the SBE Doctoral Dissertation Contact List

Solicitation 11-547

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.

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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.

This program provides educational opportunities for

Graduate Students

. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Archaeology and Archaeometry
Cultural Anthropology
Decision, Risk and Management Sciences
Economics
Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards
Law and Social Science
Linguistics
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics
Biological Anthropology
Political Science
Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys - R&D, U.S. S&T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S&T Workforce
Science of Science and Innovation Policy
Science, Technology, and Society
Sociology

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

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