Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

NSF/Census Bureau Census Research Network (NCRN) Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Census Bureau Census Research Network (NCRN) program will support the conduct of long-term interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and the Federal Statistical System, particularly the US Census Bureau. The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge, and contribute to the training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.

The goals of this funding opportunity are as follows:

  1. Establish a set of complementary research programs that advance the development of innovative methods and models for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
  2. Relate fundamental advances in methods development to the problems of the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau.
  3. Facilitate the collaborative activities of scientists from across multiple disciplines, including the social, behavioral, and economic sciences, the statistical sciences, and the computer sciences.
  4. Foster the development of the next generation of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.

Because MU is limited to two proposals for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2011. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) the size of the proposed node (small or medium), 2) a description of the research plans, 3) plans to apply basic research findings to problems of the US Census Bureau, 3) educational activities, 4) dissemination plans, and 5) names of three MU personnel who would be qualified to serve as internal reviewers for letters of intent under this program.

Amount:

The maximum available for a Small Node is $1.2 million in total costs over the length of the award. The maximum available for a Medium Node is $3 million in total costs over the length of the award. Budgets and project durations should be developed at scales appropriate for the research program to be conducted.

In FY 2014, research nodes may request renewal awards for up to an additional five years of support from FY 2016 to FY 2020.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2011

External Proposal Deadline:

February 16, 2011

 

URL for more information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10621/nsf10621.htm

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.