Featured Funding Program: National Science Foundation – Social and Economic Sciences (SES)

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), housed within the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE), supports projects that explore individual, social and organizational behavior through support for disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, as well developing and sustaining social science infrastructure. 

SES offers programs in several areas of study, including:

The Sociology program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization--societies, institutions, groups and demography--and processes of individual and institutional change. Deadlines: January 15, 2021 and August 16, 2021

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. Deadlines: January 18, 2021 and August 18, 2021

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research that increases the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Deadlines: January 18, 2021 and August 18, 2021

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. Deadlines: January 15, 2021 and August 2, 2021

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. Deadlines: January 28, 2021 and August 26, 2021

The Security and Preparedness (SAP) Program supports basic scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of issues broadly related to global and national security. Deadlines: January 15, 2021 and August 16, 2021

If you are interested in pursuing National Science Foundation funding in the social sciences or other discipline, I encourage you to check out the Virtual NSF Grants Conference  being held during the weeks of November 16 and November 30.  The conference will touch on new programs, future directions, the merit review process, proposal preparation and more.  Please see the website for the most up-to-date information and registration details. 

And as always, please contact your Grant Support Office staff member with questions regarding any of your grant-related needs.