The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)
National Science Foundation
Deadline: February 16, 2011
The NSF-Census Research Network will provide support for a set of research nodes, each of which will be staffed
by a team of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest
and significance to the broader research community and to the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census
Bureau. The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge as well as further the
training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic
units, households, and persons.
With these awards, NSF and the U.S. Census Bureau will create a Network of Nodes (NoN) with complementary
research foci. The research program will be defined to include the major measurement challenges of the social, behavioral,
and economic sciences relevant to the U.S. Census Bureau. When appropriate, research may be conducted in collaboration
with scientists at the U.S. Census Bureau or other federal statistical agencies. Nodes may conduct independent research
activities and/or partner with existing Census Research Data Centers (RDCs).
Funding: $18,500,000, subject to the availability of funds. In FY 2014, research nodes may request renewal awards for up
to an additional five years of support from FY 2016 to FY 2020. Supplements may be available for additional work within
the scope of the project as defined by the proposal.
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