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Political Science Program

The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

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Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

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.

Deadline: 

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Law and Science Dissertation Research (LS)

The Law & Science Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules, as well as studies of how science and technology are applied in legal contexts. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.

Deadline: 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Economics Program

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, January 18, 2024

Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Dissertation Research (DRMS)

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.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, January 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, January 18, 2024

William T. Grant Research Grants

This grants program supports theory-building and empirical research projects on reducing inequality or improving the use of research evidence. Primary research questions must focus on children or youth within the 5 to 25 age range and should focus on academic, behavioral, social, and economic youth outcomes.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Washington Center for Equitable Growth Grants

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a non-partisan organization that seeks to deepen the understanding of whether and how inequality affects economic growth and stability. Their academic grants program aims to build a portfolio of cutting-edge scholarly research that investigates the various channels through which economic inequality may (or may not) impact economic growth and stability, including both direct and indirect pathways.

Deadline: 

Sunday, January 26, 2020

W.K. Kellogg Grants Program

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) places the optimal development of children at the center and calls for healing the profound racial gaps and inequities that exist in our communities. They believe in supporting and building upon the mindsets, methods and modes of change that hold promise to advance children’s best interests generally, and those of vulnerable children in particular.

South and Central Asia Grant

Grantmaking in South and Central Asia will support projects designed to promote civil society- led initiatives for conflict transformation and strengthen local and regional capacities for dialogue and peacebuilding across ethnic, sectarian and national boundaries. In partnership with civil society organizations, USIP uses grantmaking to test new ideas and pioneering approaches to peacebuilding efforts through education, training, research, and the media.

Tinker Foundation Institutional Grant

The Foundation’s Institutional Grants program has as its goal the creation of effective policy changes to improve the lives of Latin Americans. Projects should have a strong public policy component, offer innovative solutions to problems facing these regions, and incorporate new mechanisms for addressing these programmatic areas. Activities may include, but are not restricted to, research projects, workshops and conferences related to the Foundation's areas of interest.

Deadline: 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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