Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Law & Social Sciences (LSS)
The Law & Social Sciences Program (LSS), participates in the SBE-RCUK Lead Agency Agreement, reviewing projects of common interest with the Research Council of the United Kingdom.
|Brian Bornstein - Pgm Directoremail@example.com||(703) 292-5366||W13238|
|Reginald (Reggie) Sheehan-Program Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5389||W13255|
|Mauricia Barnett-Social Scientistemail@example.com||(703) 292-7309||W13200A|
|Linh Nguyen-Program Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7270||W13244B|
Important Information for Proposers
ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Target Date
August 1, 2019
August 1, Annually Thereafter
Standard and Collaborative Research
January 15, 2020
January 15, Annually Thereafter
Dissertation Research, Standard and Collaborative Research
The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, and with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:
- Crime, Violence, and Policing
- Economic Issues
- Governance and Courts
- Human Rights and Comparative Law
- Legal Decision Making
- Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
- Litigation and the Legal Profession
- Punishment and Corrections
LSS supports the following types of proposals:
- Standard Research Grants and Grants for Collaborative Research
- Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
- Conference Awards
LSS also participates in a number of specialized funding opportunities through NSF’s cross-cutting and cross-directorate activities, including, for example:
- Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
- Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
- Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)
For information about these and other programs, please visit the Cross-cutting and NSF-wide Active Funding Opportunities homepage.
This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.