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Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics  (MMS)

Important Notice

The standing programs in SBE (including MMS, Economics, Sociology, and GSS) no longer will be accepting Census Research Data Center (RDC) proposals into the programs for review.  NSF expects to issue a separate solicitation for Census RDCs during Fiscal Year 2015.  Interested investigators are encouraged to check the NSF website for updates.


Name Email Phone Room
Cheryl  L. Eavey-Program Director ceavey@nsf.gov (703) 292-7269  995 N  
Tracy  N. Wigglesworth-Program Asst twiggles@nsf.gov (703) 292-4882   
Michael  J. Book-Science Assistant mbook@nsf.gov (703) 292-4927   


Solicitation  14-574

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  January 28, 2016

Last Thursday in January, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 25, 2016

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.


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


Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Research in Undergraduate Institutions

Historical Research on Survey Methodology Awards

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

No Cost Extensions

Workshop Reports

Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities Awards


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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