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Faculty Early Career Development Program (SBE Directorate)

CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Deadline: 

Friday, July 19, 2019

William T. Grant Scholars Program

The Scholars Program awards grants to early career researchers. The foundation focuses on youth and young people ages 5-25, inequality, and the use of research to benefit young people. Applicants must be nominated by the university and each major division (i.e. SIPA or A&S) may only nominate one faculty member. Contact the Office of Research Initiatives for internal submission instructions.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Law & Social Sciences (LSS)

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior. Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.

Deadline: 

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)

As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques and produce a finished product that will enable new types of data-intensive research.

Deadline: 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The deadline listed is for social sciences proposals.

Deadline: 

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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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: 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Abe Fellowship Program

The Abe Fellowship Program is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and seeks individuals willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

Deadline: 

Sunday, September 1, 2019

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is celebrating its 10th year of supporting research grants and career development opportunities for a network of more than 830 researchers from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The program aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform RWJF programming and introduce new researchers to the Foundation to help address research and evaluation needs. New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Health Policy Research Scholars Program

The goal of Health Policy Research Scholars is to create a large cadre of diverse doctoral students from a wide variety of research-focused disciplines—students whose research, connections, and leadership will inform and influence policy toward a Culture of Health. Specifically, we aim to recruit doctoral students from a variety of field/disciplines (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, ethnography, education, social work, sociology) who are training to be researchers.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Horowitz Foundation Grant Program

The grant program is meant to support scholars from the social sciences in the early stages of their career through small grants, promote projects which have social policy application, and encourage research that addresses contemporary issues within the social sciences.

Deadline: 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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