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Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards  (HEGS-DDRI)


Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (GSS-DDRI) Webinar

The GSS DDRI Urban Myths 2018 Webinar that occurred on November 8, 2018 was recorded. The entire recording is 1 hour and 6 minutes long and you may access it now via the Play Recording Link.


Notice of Updates to the GSS-DDRI Solicitation

On June 9, 2017, the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program released new solicitations which replace those released in 2014. The program continues the use of two solicitations, one for the DDRI competition, one for all the other competitions.

This page and the solicitation highlighted below should be used by doctoral students and their advisors planning to submit Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals to GSS.

The second solicitation provides information for individuals and groups interested in submitting proposals for regular research project awards for conferences, group-travel support, and community-development or community-serving activities, and for research coordination network (RCN) awards. That solicitation also contains additional information for individuals planning to submit Faculty Early-Career Development (CAREER) proposals to GSS. That solicitation can be accessed via http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505034.  


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Scott  M. Freundschuh sfreunds@nsf.gov (703) 292-7076   
Jacqueline  M. Vadjunec jmvadjun@nsf.gov (703) 292-7064   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  20-583

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


SYNOPSIS

The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences (HEGS) Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes, and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they enhance fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated geographical research. National Science Foundation's mandate is to support basic scientific research. Support is provided for projects that are most effective in grounding research in relevant theoretical frameworks relevant to HEGS, that focus on questions that emanate from the theoretical discussions, and that use scientific methods to answer those questions. HEGS supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society.

The HEGS Program recognizes that geography is a broad discipline that includes the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. However, HEGS does not fund research that is solely humanistic, non-science. A proposal to the HEGS Program must explain how the research will contribute to geographic and spatial scientific theory and/or methods development, and how the results are generalizable beyond the case study. It should be noted that HEGS is situated in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Division of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate at NSF. Therefore, it is critical that research projects submitted to the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program illustrate how the proposed research is relevant and important to people and societies. A proposal that fails to be responsive to these program expectations will be returned without review.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

This program provides educational opportunities for  Graduate Students. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


RELATED URLS

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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