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Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences


Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants  (SOS DDRIG)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Marvee  S. Shah mashah@nsf.gov 703-292-2446   
Cassidy  R. Sugimoto csugimot@nsf.gov 703-292-7012   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  19-611

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date

    February 10, 2020

    February 10, Annually Thereafter

    September 9, 2020

    September 9, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SOS:DCI) program is designed to understand the scientific research enterprise and increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas: 

  • How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery; 
  • How to improve science communication outcomes; and 
  • How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity. 

 

The SOS:DCI program, which builds upon the former SciSIP program, funds research that builds theoretical and empirical understandings of these three areas. With this goal in mind, proposals should: 

  • Develop data, models, indicators, and associated analytical tools that constitute and enable transformative advances rather than incremental change. 
  • Identify ethical challenges and mitigate potential risks to people and institutions. 
  • Provide credible metrics and rigorous assessments of their proposed project’s impact.  
  • Include robust data management plans, preregistration plans where appropriate, and related commitments that increase the usability, validity, and reliability of scientific materials.  

 

 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs)                                                                  

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances science of science.

 

 

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program