Wednesday, February 07, 2007


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: U.S. National Science Foundation’s Sociology Program

Those interested in funding for careful analysis of gender aspects in their projects (particularly gender and social networks, or changes in gender relations) might check out the following NSF program.

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Sociology Program supports research on 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.

Full Proposal Target Date: February 15, 2007 (Dissertation Research)
Full Proposal Target Date: August 15, 2007 (Regular Research)

For more information on program guidelines, click on the link:

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