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Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program
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Special Announcements

Program Solicitation

The Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program (MMS) is an interdisciplinary program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES). MMS interacts with the other programs in the division, as well as other programs in the Foundation, most notably the Statistics and Probability Program in the Division of Mathematical Sciences.

In general, MMS seeks proposals that are interdisciplinary in nature, methodologically innovative, and grounded in theory. Successful proposals often integrate across the following areas:

  • The development, application, and extension of formal models and methodology for social and behavioral research, including methods for improving measurement. The proposed research must have implications for one or more of the social and behavioral sciences.
  • The development of formal models that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries. Research on statistical methodology or statistical modeling having direct implications for one or more of the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Research on methodological aspects of new or existing procedures for data collection, including methodology for survey research, and research to evaluate or compare existing data bases and data collection procedures.
  • The collection of unique databases with cross disciplinary implications, especially when paired with developments in measurement or methodology.
  • The organizational infrastructure of social and behavioral research.
Target Dates
January 16 Regular proposals
August 16 Regular proposals
Points of Contact

Program Director: Cheryl L. Eavey, email:
Science Assistant: Matt Bauer, email:
Program Tech Specialist: Geri Farves, e-mail:
Program Assistant: Debra T. Newman, email:

Grant/Award Information and Administration

Information specific to this program

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program Regular Awards
FY 95 Awards List
FY 96 Awards List
FY 97 Awards List

FY 98 Awards List
FY 99 Awards List

FY 00 Awards List
FY 01 Awards List
FY 02 Awards List
FY 03 Awards List

Awards Made from the Research on Survey and Statistical Methodology Funding Opportunity
FY 99 Awards List

No Competition in FY 2000
FY 01 Awards List

FY 02 Awards List

Mid-Career Methodological Opportunities Awards
Mid-Career Awards List


Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Nuggets for FY 2003

General Information
Information for all SES Programs
Program Information
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National Science Foundation
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 995
Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: (703) 292-8763
FAX: (703) 292-9068

If you have any comments or suggestions, please send email to Cheryl L. Eavey:

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Related Funding Opportunities
  Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

NSF 94-79: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)


NSF 01-107: Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (REU)

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

Related Presentations
    Thematic Workshop Reports
  Recurring Surveys: Issues and Opportunities
  NetLab (Online Laboratory Methods)
Methodological Advances and the Human Capital Initiative
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Proposal and Submission Guidelines
Proposal Submission and Review Information
Guidelines specific to this program
Proposal Submission and Review Information
General Guidelines
Guidelines for all SES Programs
Funded Sites
  ASA Fellowship Research Program
  Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT)
  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  Society for Political Methodology
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