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Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Daniel H. Newlon
dnewlon@nsf.gov, (703) 292-7276
Room 995 N

Solicitation 05-541

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.

A Competition of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics and its two wave Child-Development Supplement (CDS) is a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of US families begun in 1968. The PSID has collected 34 waves of data on the same families and their descendents as of 2005. The PSID has consistently obtained wave-to-wave reinterview response rates of 95-97%. Data have been posted on a web-based Data Center for the user community within 12 months of its collection. Substantial companion funds from other non-NSF agencies have been competitively won by the current vendor to support additional key data collection and post-data processing and dissemination activities.

Programs in the Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences may make one award for the next five-year funding cycle, 2007-2011, to renew support for the PSID. We anticipate an NSF award of at least $12 million and at most $20 million to cover these activities, including three waves of data collection, over a five-year period. The annual amount of the award is expected to be at least $2.4 million and no more than $4 million. The duration of the award will be five years. The expected start date is January 1, 2006.

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

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