Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics
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 will issue a separate solicitation for Census RDCs during Fiscal Year 2014. Interested investigators are encouraged to check the NSF website for updates.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). NSF anticipates release of
the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date,
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Full Proposal Target Date: January 20, 2015
January 20, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date: August 20, 2015
August 20, 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
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
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
MMS specific page for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
No Cost Extensions
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