Grants Calendar

This is a collection of funding opportunities that may be of interest to social scientists.
NSF Archaeology and Archaeometry

NSF Archaeology and Archaeometry

The Archaeology Program supports senior investigators conducting archaeological research. The Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. Annual target dates for Senior Archaeology: December 20, 2017 (December 20 annually thereafter) and July 2, 2018 (July 1 annually thereafter) and Archaeometry: December 1, 2017 (December 1 annually thereafter). Doctoral Dissertation Research proposals are accepted at any time.

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NSF Political Science Program Research Grants

NSF Political Science Program Research Grants

These grants support 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. Deadlines: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and August 15, 2018 (August 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise

NSF Program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise

Under this program, the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects that advance the development, understanding, and quality of the S&T enterprise in the United States and globally. Deadline: January 15, 2018 (and January 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Law & Social Sciences (LSS) Program Grants

NSF Law & Social Sciences (LSS) Program Grants

Proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules are considered for LSS Program grants. 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. Deadlines: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and August 1, 2018 (August 1 annually thereafter).

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NSF Social Psychology Program Grants

NSF Social Psychology Program Grants

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Full Proposal Target Dates: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and July 16, 2018 (July 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Sociology Program Research Grants

NSF Sociology Program Research Grants

These research grants support basic research on all forms of human social organization—societies, institutions, groups and demography—and processes of individual and institutional change. Full proposal target dates: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and August 15, 2018 (August 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Linguistics Program Grants

NSF Linguistics Program Grants

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Full Proposal Target Dates: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and July 16, 2018 (July 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Developmental Sciences (DS) Grants

NSF Developmental Sciences (DS) Grants

DS supports basic research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society. Full Proposal Target Dates: January 16, 2018 (January 15 annually thereafter) and July 16, 2018 (July 15 annually thereafter).

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NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Grants

NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Grants

The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Full Proposal Target Dates: January 16, 2018 for Scholars proposals (January 16 annually thereafter) and January 15, 2018 for Senior Research or Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant proposals (January 15 annually thereafter); and August 16, 2018 for Scholars proposals (August 16 annually thereafter) and August 15, 2018 for Senior Research or Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant proposals (August 15 annually thereafter).

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NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grants

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants support digital projects from early start-up phases through implementation and long-term sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this grant category, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. Deadline: January 16, 2018.

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NSF Economics Program Grants

NSF Economics Program Grants

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. The program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, and also funds interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics. Deadlines: January 18, 2018 (and January 18 annually thereafter) and August 20, 2018 (and August 18 annually thereafter).

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NSF Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC) Research Grants

NSF Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC) Research Grants

The PAC Program supports research on perception, action and cognition. Central research topics for consideration by the PAC panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. Full proposal windows: January 15-February 1, 2018 (January 15-February 1 annually thereafter) and July 15-August 1, 2018 (July 15-August 1 annually thereafter).

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NSF Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Research Grants, Scholars Awards, and Conference and Workshop Support

NSF Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Research Grants, Scholars Awards, and Conference and Workshop Support

The Science, Technology, and Society (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, including medical science. Deadlines: February 2, 2018 (February 2 annually thereafter) and August 3, 2018 (August 3 annually thereafter).

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NSF Science of Organizations (SoO)

NSF Science of Organizations (SoO)

SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Deadlines: February 2, 2018 (February 2 annually thereafter) and September 4, 2018 (September 3 annually thereafter).

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NEH Public Scholar Program

NEH Public Scholar Program

The Public Scholar program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. Deadline: February 7, 2018.

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NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)

NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)

The SciSIP program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or a faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled. The doctoral student will be the Co-PI. Deadlines: February 9, 2018 (February 9 annually thereafter) and September 9, 2018 (September 9 annually thereafter).

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NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy  (SciSIP)

NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)

The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The SciSIP program invites the participation of researchers from all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences as well as those working in domain-specific applications such as chemistry, biology, physics, or nanotechnology. Deadlines: February 9, 2018 (February 9 annually thereafter) and September 10, 2018 (September 9 annually thereafter).

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NSF Cognitive Neuroscience Grants

NSF Cognitive Neuroscience Grants

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program within NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. Full proposal target dates: February 12, 2018 (February 11 annually thereafter) and August 13, 2018 (August 13 annually thereafter).

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NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Grants

NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) Grants

CCE STEM funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge. Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 15, 2018 (February 15 annually thereafter).

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Dirksen Congressional Center Research Grants

Dirksen Congressional Center Research Grants

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on the U.S. Congress. The competition is open to political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists; the Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation to apply. Deadline: April 1, 2018.

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NEH Fellowships

NEH Fellowships

Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Deadline: April 11, 2018.

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NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be eligible for this special opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be essential to the project’s research goals. Deadline April 11, 2018.

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NEH Digital Projects for the Public Grants

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that cogently interpret and analyze humanities content in formats that will attract broad public audiences. Deadline: June 6, 2018.

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NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. Deadline: July 19, 2018.

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NSF Science, Technology and Society (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

NSF Science, Technology and Society (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

NSF STS Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) provide funds for dissertation research expenses not normally available through the student's university. Deadline: August 3, 2018 (August 3 annually thereafter).

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John Templeton Foundation Grants

John Templeton Foundation Grants

The John Templeton Foundation supports projects that utilize the tools of anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology to examine certain moral and spiritual concepts and others that promote enriching discussions between one or more scientific disciplines and theology and/or philosophy. The deadline for Online Funding Inquiries (OFIs) is August 31, 2018.

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