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Division of Social and Economic Sciences

Restricted-Access Research Data Centers  (RDCs)

Name Email Phone Room
Cheryl  L. Eavey (703) 292-7269   
Nancy  A. Lutz (703) 292-7280   


Solicitation  15-586

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.


Current but no Longer Receiving Proposals


This solicitation invites proposals for the establishment of new Research Data Centers (RDCs).  RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements.  NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities.  Potential investigators first must contact Census regarding the feasibility of sponsoring an RDC prior to submitting a proposal to NSF.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program