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National Science Foundation (NSF)


American National Election Studies Competition (ANES)

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline:

Letter of Intent (required): February 21, 2018 l 5:00 PM CT

Full Proposal: April 20, 2018

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

ANES Face-to-Face: Support to continue the ANES time series using face to face interviewing may be supported by an award up to $7,250,000.

ANES Web: Support to conduct a web version of the ANES time series may be supported by an award up to $4,250,000.

(Amounts listed above are total budgets over the duration of the project, including both direct and indirect costs.)


Institutions are restricted to submitting only one proposal for this solicitation. The one proposal can be for either the ANES Face-to-Face Competition or for the ANES WEB Competition.

In 2016, a group of scholars organized by the Committee on National Statistics of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study of the future of the “Big 3” Surveys that are funded in whole or part by the National Science Foundation. ANES is one of those surveys. More information about the membership of the committee and its discussions can be found here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CNSTAT/DBASSE_180296. The members of the committee praised the surveys but also raised several concerns. The discussion by this committee informs this solicitation. Specifically, we encourage researchers to consider improvements in data archiving and dissemination, especially activities which will make the data more easily available to a wider audience, increase interactions between the principal investigators of the General Social Survey and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and methodological innovations such as the use of incentives, new measures, question wording and placement, recruitment, and online data collection.

While these are two separate competitions, the two awardees will be expected to work together to design and administer instruments that are as similar as possible. To ensure this cooperation, the awards will be made in the form of cooperative agreements which will specify collaboration expectations and certain milestones.

Post Date: 11/27/17