Political Science, National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Apply to PD 98-1371 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Notice to Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.

A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.


Full Proposal Target Date:  August 15, 2013

Annually Thereafter

August 15, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Target Date:  January 15, 2014

Annually Thereafter

January 15, Annually Thereafter

The Deadline Dates for Doctoral Dissertation proposals are January 15th and September 16th.  For more information, visit  the "Doctoral Preparation Checklist" link under the Related URL section.


The Political Science Program supports scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions.

In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance. The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.

Besides information on the Political Science Program, we invite you to also look at the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA) web site.

Furthermore, for program specific guidelines on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, please view the: Doctoral Preparation Checklist.




American National Election Studies
General Social Survey (GSS)
Genes, Cognition, and Social Behavior Workshop Report
Midwest Political Science Association
Report on Qualitative Research Methods (CQRM)
American Political Science Association
Annual Program Report (1998)
Doctoral Preparation Checklist
History of the Political Science Program
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Investing in Human Resources
NetLab Workshop Report
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Past Members of the Political Science Advisory Panel
Policy Agendas Project
Political Science's Workshop Transcripts and Reports
Society for Political Methodology
Washington University EITM Summer Training Institute

What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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