NSF Economics Program
2009 Status Report
Nancy Lutz (email@example.com)
Andrew Feltenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Florenz Plassmann (email@example.com
Economics at NSF
We continue to be the largest SBE program, but
our funding is growing more slowly than the
overall SBE budget.
Last Year: 368 submissions, 36% funded.
High Success Rate due to an additional $4 million in
ARRA funds exhausted
Fall 2009: 30% increase in proposals.
New Small Grant Mechanisms
Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
Severe urgency with regard to availability of or access to data
Max of $200k/1 year.
Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research
Exploratory work on untested but potentially transformative
ideas or approaches.
Max of $300k/2 years.
Must contact Program Officer before submission.
Other SBE Funding Opportunities
SBE Dear Colleague Letters:
Integrating HSD goals: Complexity, Infrastructure,
Environment, Society, and the Economy (ESE)
Social Computational Systems (SoCS) : 8/31/2010
Other SBE programs (DRMS, LSS, MMS, etc)
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) sites
Science of Science and Innovation
Policy Program (SciSIP)
How are investments in science and engineering research
transformed into social and economic outcomes?
$8 million/year; annual deadline is Sept 9
Interdisciplinary – funding research across SBE in
data, model and tool development
Contact: Julia Lane firstname.lastname@example.org
NSF-Wide Funding Opportunities
Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI):
Feb 4/5, 2010.
Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human
Systems (CNH): 11/16/2010
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)?
Integrative Graduate Education and Research
Traineeship (IGERT): 3/29/2010
Our website at nsf.gov is the best source.
Look for ‘Funding Opportunities’ and pull ‘Social,
Behavioral, Econ’ from the drop-down menu.
Use the site search and the award search functions.
Email us with questions.
Consider requesting an outreach visit.
Come Work at NSF
Division Director for Social and Economic
Sciences (SES). 2/1/2010
Always searching for candidates for a rotator
Economics Program Director. For Fall 2010,
Top undergrads can apply for Science Assistant