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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 expects to issue a separate solicitation for Census RDCs during Fiscal Year 2015.  Interested investigators are encouraged to check the NSF website for updates.

Cheryl L. Eavey-Program Director, (703) 292-7269
Room 995 N

Tracy N. Wigglesworth-Program Asst, (703) 292-4882

Michael J. Book-Science Assistant, (703) 292-4927

Solicitation 14-574

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.

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 28, 2016

Last Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 25, 2016

Last Thursday in August, Annually Thereafter

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) Program is an interdisciplinary program in the Directorate for 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 provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms.  The following mechanisms are addressed in this solicitation:

  • Regular Research Awards
  • Awards for conferences, workshops, and community-development activities
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Supplements

MMS also supports Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards.  Please see the CAREER Program Web Site for more information about this activity.

This program provides educational opportunities for

Undergraduate Students,

Graduate Students

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

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
Research in Undergraduate Institutions
Historical Research on Survey Methodology Awards
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
Workshop Reports
Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities Awards

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



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