NSF Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, Impact (SoS:DCI) Program - deadlines Feb. and Sept.


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NSF  Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, Impact (SoS:DCI) Program
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The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program was repositioned and renamed as the Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI) program. SoS:DCI website The repositioned SoS:DCI program focuses on the mechanisms that improve the productivity of scientific workflows, the nation's capacity to do research accurately and effectively, and the measurements of the value of science for society. . . .  The strengths of the previous program in economics of science, science policy and innovation studies, for example, are still keenly important to questions posed by the SoS:DCI program. SoS:DCI continues to support transformative advances and to examine factors that contribute to the robustness of the scientific workforce. The SoS:DCI program continues to place a high priority on broadening participation, convergent research and collaboration.

The Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) solicitation was published in 2019 and called for research that would propel our understanding of the biomedical research enterprise by drawing scientific expertise from the science of science policy research community. The SCISIPBIO solicitation is a partnership with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Proposals submitted under the SCISIPBIO solicitation must demonstrate a clear relationship with the biomedical sciences. SCISIPBIO proposals will be considered for funding by both NIH and NSF and may be funded individually by either the NIH or NSF. 
SoS:DCI proposals do not need to have a biomedical focus. The same proposal cannot be submitted for both SCISIPBIO and SoS:DCI; however, a proposer may have separate proposals under consideration for both SCISIPBIO and SoS:DCI within the same panel.

The SoS:DCI program accepts research proposals in addition to the following types of proposals (below). A description of each of these types of proposals can be found on the SoS:DCI website. Collaborative proposals are highly encouraged.

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)
  • Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
  • Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)
  • Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE)
  • Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIG)
  • Conference proposals