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Decision, Risk and Management Sciences  (DRMS)

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Robert  E. O'Connor-Program Director roconnor@nsf.gov (703) 292-7263  995 N  
Donald  Hantula-Program Director dhantula@nsf.gov (703) 292-8543  995 N  
Robbie  Brown-Pgm Specialist rbrown@nsf.gov (703) 292-7264  995 N  
Judith  Simmons-Pgm Specialist jsimmons@nsf.gov (703) 292-4347  995 N  

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1321 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  August 18, 2014

August 18, Annually Thereafter

August 18, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 18, 2015

January 18, Annually Thereafter

January 18, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (ddrigs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. The program also supports small grants that are time-critical (Rapid Response Research - RAPID) and small grants that are high-risk and of a potentially transformative nature (EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research - EAGER). For detailed information concerning these two types of grants, please review Chapter II.D of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

Funded research must be grounded in theory and generalizable.  Purely algorithmic management science proposals should be submitted to the Operations Research Program rather than to DRMS.

General Guidance concerning the DRMS Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) funding opportunity includes the following:

  • The advisor of the doctoral student is strongly encouraged to contact one of the DRMS Program Directors by e-mail prior to the preparation of the DDRIG proposal.
  • DRMS DDRIG awards have a recommended maximum duration of 12 months.
  • The proposal title should start with “Doctoral Dissertation Research in DRMS:”.
  • On the FastLane Cover Sheet, the advisor should be listed as the Principal Investigator (PI) and the doctoral dissertation student as the Co-PI.
  • DDRIG awards are designed to cover expenses such as travel, special equipment, and participation fees.
  • DRMS does not provide general stipends or cost-of-living support for DDRIG awards.
  • Your DDRIG proposal's project desciption should be essentially a research design (statement of the research problem, literature review, hypotheses, research site, data to be collected, methods of analysis, and schedule).
  • The review process for DDRIG proposals may involve only mail reviews, or it may include both mail reviews and assessment by the DRMS advisory panel.
  • Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances our theoretical understanding of the subject.

For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) web site.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

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

RELATED URLS

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Society for Risk Analysis

Decision Analysis Society

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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