Please note that the proposal preparation instructions provided in this program solicitation may deviate from the pappg al sections to be prepared as directed in the nsf proposal & award policies & procedures guide (pappg) or the nsf application following sections of the proposal are mandatory and should be prepared in accordance with instructions regarding those sections in the nsf proposal & award policies & procedures guide (pappg) or the nsf application guide:Project summary - (note the requirements regarding explicit discussion of the intellectual merit and broader impacts in separate subsections). The doctoral student whose dissertation research will be supported must be designated as a co-pi. The sociology program – doctoral dissertation research improvement awards solicitation number is selected, the nsf unit of consideration should automatically be populated with ses-sociology –ddri.
Fastlane/ proposals submitted via fastlane:For proposals submitted via :Before using for the first time, each organization must register to create an institutional profile. The proposal describes the unique contribution to the sociological literature to be made by the dissertation, reviews relevant research, and addresses methods and feasibility for the proposed research. Nsf strives to be able to tell applicants whether their proposals have been declined or recommended for funding within six months.
In assessing the intrinsic merit of proposed 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 or illustration; (3) the research design must be appropriate to the questions asked; and (4) the proposed research must advance our understanding of social processes, structures and ant program officer(s):Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. To that end, reviewers will be asked to evaluate all proposals against two criteria:Intellectual merit: the intellectual merit criterion encompasses the potential to advance knowledge; r impacts: the broader impacts criterion encompasses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal following elements should be considered in the review for both criteria:What is the potential for the proposed activity e knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields (intellectual merit); t society or advance desired societal outcomes (broader impacts)? Doctoral dissertation research:" should be the prefix before the substantive title of the ddri proposal.
No later than 120 days following expiration of a grant, the pi also is required to submit a final project report, and a project outcomes report for the general e to provide the required annual or final project reports, or the project outcomes report, will delay nsf review and processing of any future funding increments as well as any pending proposals for all identified pis and co-pis on a given award. It replaces instructions included in the social, behavioral and economic sciences (sbe) doctoral dissertation improvement grant (sbe-ddrig) announcement (nsf 11-547). The most competitive proposals will be those that also demonstrate how already significant research will be improved with ddri awards are not intended to provide the full costs of a student's doctoral dissertation research.
The invitation to resubmit will be included in the panel on number of proposals per organization:There are no restrictions or on number of proposals per pi or co-pi:There are no restrictions or limits. Review and selection als submitted in response to this program solicitation will be reviewed ers will be asked to evaluate proposals using two national science board approved merit review criteria and, if applicable, additional program specific criteria. No later than two weeks prior to the date of the proposal presentation, students must send the student affairs coordinator a dissertation title, an abstract, as well as a list of all committee members.
A principal investigator or organization that makes financial or personnel commitments in the absence of a grant or cooperative agreement signed by the nsf grants and agreements officer does so at their own an award or declination decision has been made, principal investigators are provided feedback about their proposals. There are some basic principles you need to follow to write a great dissertation proposal. Competitive proposals focus on one or a few core questions that are theoretically derived or framed, and articulate how scientifically sound methods will be used to address questions, but also enhance broader sociological theory.
Additionally, strong proposals state what the researcher expects to find or show through the research. A flowchart that depicts the entire nsf proposal and award process (and associated timeline) is included in pappg exhibit ers should also be aware of core strategies that are essential to the fulfillment of nsf's mission, as articulated in investing in science, engineering, and education for the nation's future: nsf strategic plan for 2014-2018. After the dissertation proposal presentation, the student works with the dissertation committee to revise the proposal, address questions, suggestions, and comments raised at the dissertation proposal presentation.
Cited -this is a separate section of the proposal and it immediately follows the project phical sketches - biographical sketches are required for the advisor (pi) doctoral student (co-pi), additional co-pis, and any senior personnel and should include all required sections, including lists of collaborators and other s - a narrative with budget justification should follow the budget forms, with explanations for all costs being as detailed as t and pending support - this proposal is considered a pending activity and should be listed on the form for the advisor, doctoral student, any other co-pis, and senior ties, equipment, and other resources - descriptions of other resources that may assist in the conduct of the project may be identified, but these descriptions should be narrative in nature and must not include any quantifiable financial information. Contains additional information for use by proposers in development of the project description section of the proposal). Affirm that i have read this proposal, and i believe that this proposal makes a strong case for nsf support for this project.
The dissertation committee must receive copies of the dissertation (a complete dissertation in the form required by the graduate school except for acknowledgments) at least two weeks before the defense date. Proposals should be presented at a dissertation proposal presentation by the end of the fourth year (eighth semester) in the program at the latest. The information on proposal forms will be used in connection with the selection of qualified proposals; and project reports submitted by awardees will be used for program evaluation and reporting within the executive branch and to congress.
Nsf award consists of: (1) the award notice, which includes any special provisions applicable to the award and any numbered amendments thereto; (2) the budget, which indicates the amounts, by categories of expense, on which nsf has based its support (or otherwise communicates any specific approvals or disapprovals of proposed expenditures); (3) the proposal referenced in the award notice; (4) the applicable award conditions, such as grant general conditions (gc-1)*; or research terms and conditions* and (5) any announcement or other nsf issuance that may be incorporated by reference in the award notice. Note that identification of an individual as a pi or co-pi means that they will have administrative responsibility for an award based on the proposal). Large or particularly complex proposals or proposals from new awardees may require additional review and processing time.