NSF Political Science Program Research Grants

These grants support scientific research that advances knowledge and understanding of citizenship, government, and politics. Research proposals are expected to be theoretically motivated, conceptually precise, methodologically rigorous, and empirically oriented. Deadlines: August 15, 2017 (August 15 annually thereafter) and January 16 (January 15 annually thereafter).

Substantive areas include, but are not limited to, American government and politics, comparative government and politics, international relations, political behavior, political economy, and political institutions. 

In recent years, program awards have supported research projects on bargaining processes; campaigns and elections, electoral choice, and electoral systems; citizen support in emerging and established democracies; democratization, political change, and regime transitions; domestic and international conflict; international political economy; party activism; political psychology and political tolerance.

The Program also has supported research experiences for undergraduate students and infrastructural activities, including methodological innovations, in the discipline.

For more information, visit the NSF Political Science Program.