Funding Opportunity

Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

The Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SOS:DCI) program is designed to understand the scientific research enterprise and increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas:

How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery;
How to improve science communication outcomes; and
How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity.

The SOS:DCI program, which builds upon the former SciSIP program, funds research that builds theoretical and empirical understandings of these three areas. With this goal in mind, proposals should:

Develop data, models, indicators, and associated analytical tools that constitute and enable transformative advances rather than incremental change.
Identify ethical challenges and mitigate potential risks to people and institutions.
Provide credible metrics and rigorous assessments of their proposed project’s impact.
Include robust data management plans, preregistration plans where appropriate, and related commitments that increase the usability, validity, and reliability of scientific materials.

Deadline: 

Monday, February 10, 2020
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Friday, September 9, 2022
Friday, February 10, 2023

Rolling Deadline: 

No

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