NSF Science of Organizations (SoO)

SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Deadlines: September 5, 2017 (September 3 annually thereafter) and February 2, 2018 (February 2 annually thereafter).

The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. SoO welcomes any and all rigorous, scientific approaches that illuminate aspects of organizations as systems of coordination, management and governance. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.

For more information, visit the NSF Science of Organizations Program.