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Decision, Risk and Management Sciences  (DRMS)


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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  


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)


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


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, 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.

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

For program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in DRMS, please visit: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.


Decision Analysis Society

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Proposals

Society for Judgment and Decision Making

Society for Risk Analysis

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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