Census Methodology


The US National Science Foundation solicits proposals for education about and research on methodological questions of relevance to the US Census Bureau

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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 themeasurement of economic units, households, and persons.

Estimated Number of Awards: 8 to 12

Anticipated Funding Amount: $18,500,000 in FY 2011, subject to the availability of funds. NSF and the U.S. Census Bureau expect to commit a total of $18,500,000 in FY 2011 to the support of a network of research nodes. 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 foradditional work within the scope of the project as defined by the proposal.

For further information, please see this copy of the NSF 10-621 Program Solicitation.