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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

The Economics program supports research designed to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. This program also strengthens both empirical and theoretical economic analysis as well as the methods for rigorous research on economic behavior. It supports research in almost every area of economics, including econometrics, economic history, environmental economics, finance, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics, and public finance.

The Economics program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, conferences, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. The program places a high priority on interdisciplinary research. Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals of joint interest to the Economics Program and other NSF programs and NSF initiative areas. The program places a high priority on broadening participation and encourages proposals from junior faculty, women, other underrepresented minorities, Research Undergraduate Institutions, and EPSCoR states.

The program also funds conferences and interdisciplinary research that strengthens links among economics and the other social and behavioral sciences as well as mathematics and statistics.

The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG) funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG proposals are submitted by a faculty member on behalf of the graduate student. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. DDRIGs do not provide cost-of-living or other stipends or tuition. Outstanding DDRIG proposals specify how the knowledge to be created advances economics science. 

Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGS) in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the PAPPG . Please contact an Economics program officer if you plan to submit a DDRIG proposal.  

For additional funding opportunities, we invite you to also look at the  SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site .

Program contacts

Program Director
(703) 292-7280 SBE/SES
Program Director (703) 292-7466 SBE/SES
Program Director (703) 292-7858 SBE/SES

Awards made through this program

Organization(s).

  • Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
  • Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SBE/SES)

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  1. Preparing Your Proposal - Funding at NSF | NSF - National ...

    This page highlights key guidance you'll need to follow as you prepare your proposal to the U.S. National Science Foundation. You must follow the guidelines in NSF's Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG); this page will help to point you to the relevant sections.

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    The U.S. National Science Foundation offers hundreds of funding opportunities — including grants, cooperative agreements and fellowships — that support research and education across science and engineering. Learn how to apply for NSF funding by visiting the links below.

  3. Submitting Your Proposal - Funding at NSF | NSF - National ...

    Refer to the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) I.G for complete guidance on how to submit a proposal to NSF. Most proposals to NSF can be submitted either through Research.gov or Grants.gov.

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    Chapter II Table of Contents. Conformance with Instructions for Proposal Preparation. Deviations from NSF Proposal Preparation and Submission Requirements. Requests for Reasonable and Accessibility Accommodations. NSF Disclosure Requirements. Format of the Proposal. Proposal Pagination Instructions.

  5. Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (24-1) - NSF

    Available Formats: HTML | PDF. Document Type: Program Announcements & Information. Document Number: nsf24001. Public Comment: Effective for proposals submitted or due on or after May 20, 2024. Document History: Posted: January 22, 2024. Replaces: nsf23001.

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    • The Grants.gov Application Guide has been updated to align with changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 2-21). Editorial changes have been made throughout to either

  7. How to Prepare an NSF Proposal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Outlines reasons why a proposal may not be accepted or returned without review. Describes process for withdrawals, returns, and declinations. Includes policies to guide, manage, and monitor the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.

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    • Chapter II.E.11, Research Infrastructure Proposal, has been revised to reflect current practices and provide greater clarity in the description of these types of proposals. • Exhibit II- 1, Proposal Preparation Checklist , has been updated to reflect relevant changes made

  9. PROPOSAL AND AWARD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES GUIDE - NSF

    NSF fillable format for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. • Chapter II.D.2 , Sections of the Proposal , identifies a new checkbox on the NSF Cover Sheet: Off-Campus or Off-Site Research.

  10. Economics | NSF - National Science Foundation

    Proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGS) in Economics should follow the directions for submissions in the PAPPG. Please contact an Economics program officer if you plan to submit a DDRIG proposal.