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Sociology Program
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The Sociology Program supports research on problems of human social organization, demography, and processes of individual and institutional change. The Program encourages theoretically focused empirical investigations aimed at improving the explanation of fundamental social processes. Included is research on organizations and organizational behavior, population dynamics, social movements, social groups, labor force participation, stratification and mobility, family, social networks, socialization, gender roles, and the sociology of science and technology.

In assessing the intrinsic merit of a proposed piece of research, four components are key to securing support from the Sociology Program: (1) The issues investigated must be theoretically grounded. (2) The research should be based on empirical observation or be subject to empirical validation. (3) The research design must be appropriate to the questions asked. (4) The proposed research must advance our understanding of social processes or social structures.

Target Dates
January 15 Regular proposals
February 15 Dissertation proposals
August 15 Regular proposals
October 15 Dissertation proposals
Points of Contact

Program Directors:

Patricia E. White, email:
Beth A. Rubin, email:

Program Assistant:
Karen Duke, email:

Program Technology Specialist:
Michelle Jenkins, email:

Mail Address
  National Science Foundation
Sociology Program
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 995
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: (703) 292-8762
FAX: (703) 292-9068
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Sociology Program Awards Search
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Sociology Advisory Panel
If you have any comments or suggestions, please send email to Patricia White:

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Related Training Opportunities
  Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
  NSF 94-147: Research Planning Grants and Career Advancement Awards for Minority Scientists and Engineers
  ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  NSF 00-144: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)

NSF 01-121: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)

Related Presentations

NetLab (Online Laboratory Methods)

Reports of workshops:
Workshop on Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research
Recurring Suverys: Issues and Opportunities

Investing in Human Resources
(Human Capital Initiative)
Connecting and Collaborating (Science on the World Wide Web)
Religion, Democratization, and Market Transition
Artificial Social Intelligence

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Proposal and Submission Guidelines
Guidelines specific to this program
  Research Proposal Checklist
  Dissertation Proposal Checklist

General Guidelines
Guidelines for all SES Programs
Funded Sites
  American Sociological Association
  Center for the Study of Group Processes
  Digital Library Initiative
  General Social Survey
  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  Panel Study of Income Dynamics
  Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)

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The Division of Social and Economic Sciences
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Tel: 703-292-8760
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