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Strengthening Qualitative Research Through Methodological Innovation and Integration: Networks of Expertise and the Autism Spectrum

The number of autism spectrum disorders diagnoses in the U.S. has risen exponentially over the last 10 years. Why has this happened? This research project begins from the sense that the search for explanation has up till now been impeded by an untenable opposition between biological (therefore "real") and social (therefore "artificial") causes.

Doctoral Dissertation Research in Science of Science and Innovation Policy: From Cycles to Spirals: Structural Analysis of Scientific Consensus Formation

The project develops a new strategy to explain and measure scientific consensus formation. It develops a quantitative measure of scientific consensus, based on an analysis of the structure of scientific citation networks. The measure is validated by exploiting changing consensus levels across time regarding several scientific propositions, such as "smoking causes cancer", "Human activity causes a climate change", etc.

Doctoral Dissertation Research: New Therapies and the Multiplication of Disease Diagnoses

Between 1950 and 1990 cancer research underwent a radical transformation. Drug screening programs in the 1950s tested single compounds on multiple cancers in heterogeneous patient samples. Yet in the decades that followed the first chemotherapy trials, researchers turned to studies of narrow subcategories of cancer (e.g. metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women) to test complex therapies involving surgery, radiotherapy and drug combinations.

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.

Deadline: 

Friday, September 9, 2022
Friday, February 10, 2023

Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact

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

Deadline: 

Friday, September 9, 2022
Friday, February 10, 2023

Science and Technology Studies Dissertation Grant

The Science and Technology Studies (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines.

Deadline: 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Thursday, August 3, 2023

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Dissertation Research

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 25, 2022
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Thursday, August 29, 2024

Mandel Center Fellowship

To support fellowships of 3-8 months at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

On behalf of Ford Foundation, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will award dissertation fellowships to doctoral candidates who show superior academic achievement and who identify as a member of a minority population historically underrepresented in higher education.

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

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