Iowa Social Science Research Center
 

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 


Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 

This fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the humanities and related social science in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.  The award includes a stipend plus additional funds to cover university fees and research support.  The deadline for this competition is routinely in October annually


National Science Foundation (NSF)


Sociology

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. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Full proposals are due on August 15 and January 15 annually


Sociology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI)

The Sociology Program is intended to provide support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities.  The program supports basic research on all forms of human social organization and processes of individual and institutional change.  Full proposals are due on October 15 annually


Social, Behavioral and Economic Science (SBE) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF)

This grant opportunity offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: 1) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and 2) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS).  Full proposals are due on the last Monday in October annually


Biological Anthropology

The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Full proposals are due on November 16, 2016


Biological Anthropology Program—Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG)

This funding opportunity supports multifaceted research that works to advance scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including the understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms that have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity.  The grant is intended to support dissertation projected conducted by students enrolled in U.S. universities. Full proposals are due on July 14, 2016 and March 9, 2017


Cultural Anthropology

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. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Full proposals are due on August 15 and January 15 annually


Cultural Anthropology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG)

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. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated research in all sub-fields of cultural anthropology. Full proposals are due on August 15 and January 15 annually


East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)

This program provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language.  Full proposals are due on the second Thursday in November annually

 

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)

The Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales.  Research projects to be supported by CNH must include analyses of four different components:  (1) the dynamics of a natural system; (2) the dynamics of a human system; (3) the processes through which the natural system affects the human system; and (4) the processes through which the human system affects the natural system. Full proposals are due on the third Thursday in November annually

 

Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID)

The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics.  Full proposals are due on the third Wednesday in November annually

 

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) 

The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity from: 1) a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective; 2) the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or 3) the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective. 

Medium Projects: Full proposals are due during the window of September 10 – September 16 annually.

Large Projects: Full proposals are due during the window of September 18 – September 24 annually.

Small Projects: Full proposals are due during the window of November 4 – November 18 annually.

Cybersecurity Education: Full proposals are due during the window of December 3 – December 16 annually.

 

Archaeology & Archaeometry

This grant opportunity provides funding for research that furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge.  The program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. 

Archaeology – Senior Research: Full proposals are due on July 1 and December 20 annually.

Archaeometry – Full Proposals are due on December 1 annually

 

Archaeology & Archaeometry - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (AA-DDRIG)

This grant opportunity provides funding for research that furthers anthropologically relevant archaeological knowledge.  The program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic. Full proposals are accepted anytime

 

National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people.  The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas.  Full proposals are due on the second Thursday in January annually

 

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies

The purpose of this grant program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts: innovation, advancing understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments, and promoting broad use and transferability of new genres. 

Integration Projects: Full proposals are due on the second Monday in July annually.

Capacity Building Projects: Full proposals are due on the last Friday in July and the first Monday in December annually.

Exploration Projects: Full proposals are due on the third Friday in December annually.

Development and Implementation Projects: Full proposals are due on the third Monday in January annually

 

Smart and Connected Health (SCH)

The goal of this grant is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much-needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well being rather than disease.  Full proposals are due on December 10 annually

 

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Full proposals are due on February 7, 2017

 

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

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 for this competition is routinely in October annually

 

Political Science

The Political Science Program supports 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. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. Full proposals are due on August 15 and January 15 annually

 

Political Science – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (PS-DDRIG)

The Political Science Program supports 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. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. Full proposals are due on June 15 annually

 

Law and Social Sciences

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. Full proposals are due on August 1 and January 15 annually

 

Law and Social Sciences – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (LSS – DDRIG) 

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. Full proposals are due on January 15 annually

 

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS)

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. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. Full proposals are due on the last Thursday in August and the last Thursday in January annually


Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (MMS – DDRIG)

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. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. Full proposals are due on the last Thursday in August and the last Thursday in January annually


Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences (DRMS)

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. Full proposals are due on August 18 and January 18 annually

 

Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DRMS – DDRIG)

The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy decision making; management science and organizational design. Full proposals are due on August 18 and January 18 annually

 

Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS)

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Full proposals are due on the first Thursday in September

 

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (GSS-DDRIG)

The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program sponsors research on the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects on a variety of topics qualify for support if they offer promise of contributing to scholarship by enhancing geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. Full proposals are due on the second Thursday in August and the second Thursday in February

 

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. The databases or techniques should have significant impacts, either across multiple fields or within broad disciplinary areas, by enabling new types of data-intensive research in the SBE sciences. Full proposals are due on February 27, 2017

 

Economics

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. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Full proposals due on August 18 and January 18 annually

 

Economics – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

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. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance. Full proposals due on August 18 and January 18 annually

 

Science of Organizations (SoO)

Organizations -- private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. Full proposals are due on September 3 and February 2 annually

 

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

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. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. Full proposals are due on August 3 and February 2 annually

 

Science, Technology, and Society – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (STS – DDRIG)

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. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. Full proposals are due on August 3 annually

 

Development and Learning Sciences (DLS)

DLS supports fundamental research that increases our understanding of cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children's and adolescents' development and learning.  Research supported by this program will add to our basic knowledge of how people learn and the underlying developmental processes that support learning, social functioning, and productive lives as members of society. Full proposals are due on January 15 and July 15 annually

 

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months. Full proposals are due on September 15 annually

 

Documenting Endangered Languages – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DEL – DDRIG)

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months. Full proposals are due on September 15 annually

 

Linguistics

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. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. Full proposals are due on January 15 and July 15 annually

 

Linguistics – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (Linguistics – DDRIG)

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. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology. Full proposals are due on January 15 and July 15 annually

 

Social Psychology

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span. Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior. Full proposals are due on January 15 and July 15 annually.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Deadlines for these grants are as followed:

R01 - February 5, June 5, October 5

R03 - February 16, June 16, October 16

R21 - February 16, June 16, October 16

 

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01)

This grant supports research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. 

 

Systems Science and Health in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21)

This grant supports research projects that are applied and/or basic in nature (including methodological and measurement development), have a human behavioral and/or social science focus, and employ methodologies suited to addressing the complexity inherent in behavioral and social phenomena, referred to as systems science methodologies. 

 

Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R01)

This Research Project Grant (R01) seeks applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS). A well-articulated theoretical or conceptual framework is key for applications encouraged under this announcement.  

 

Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence (R21)

This FOA encourages Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grant (R21) applications for research and development of interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition (e.g., hypertension), to stave off a disease recurrence (e.g., cancer) or for multiple comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, alcohol use disorders and HIV/AIDS). 

 

Behavioral Interventions to Address Multiple Chronic Health Conditions in Primary Care (R01)

This funding opportunity seeks to support research in primary care that uses a multi-disease care management approach to behavioral interventions with high potential impact to improve patient-level health outcomes for individuals with three or more chronic health conditions. The proposed approach must modify behaviors using a common approach rather than administering a distinct intervention for each targeted behavior and/or condition. 

 

Behavioral and Social Science Research Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R01)

This grant seeks to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. 

 

Behavioral and Social Science Research Understanding and Reducing Health Disparities (R21)

This grant will fund behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U. S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention. 

 

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R01)

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000).

 

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R03)

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). 

 

Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy (R21)

The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). 

 

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

 

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program

This grant aims to assist early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate innovative dissertation research proposals through workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing guided by peer review and faculty membership. The deadline for this competition is routinely in October annually

 

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

This program offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics. The deadline for this competition is routinely in November annually

 

The Wenner-Gren Foundation

 

Dissertation Fieldwork Grants

This grant is awarded to aid doctoral or thesis research.  The program contributes to the Foundation’s overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers the understanding of humanity’s cultural and biological origins, development, and variation.  Full proposals are due on May 1 and November 1 annually


Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

This grant is awarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects.  The grant supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.  The grant particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields. Full proposals are due on May 1 and November 1 annually.