Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics  (MMS)

Note to Investigators

The MMS partnership with the Federal statistical agencies is suspended for Fiscal Year 2018. MMS still is accepting proposals for research topics as outlined in the solicitation; however, other Federal agencies are not expected to participate in the support of MMS projects this year. We expect the partnership to resume in Fiscal Year 2019.

Name Email Phone Room
Cheryl  L. Eavey-Program Director (703) 292-7269  W13253  
Liana  A. Denola-Social Scientist (703) 292-2675  W13244A  
Robbie  W. Brown-Program Specialist (703) 292-7264  W13244C  


Solicitation  14-574

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 Deadline Date

    January 31, 2019

    Last Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter

    August 29, 2019

    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.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program