NSF Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)

The Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. The SciSIP program invites the participation of researchers from all of the social, behavioral and economic sciences as well as those working in domain-specific applications such as chemistry, biology, physics, or nanotechnology. Deadlines: September 11, 2017 (September 9 annually thereafter) and February 9, 2018 (February 9 annually thereafter).

The SciSIP program welcomes proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects and places a high priority on interdisciplinary research as well as international collaboration. The program supports doctoral dissertation research improvement awards, conferences, workshops, symposia, experimental research, data collection and dissemination, computer equipment and other instrumentation, and research experience for undergraduates. 

Among the many research topics supported are:

  • examinations of the ways in which the contexts, structures and processes of science and engineering research are affected by policy decision,
  • the evaluation of the tangible and intangible returns from investments in science and from investments in research and development,
  • the study of structures and processes that facilitate the development of usable knowledge, theories of creative processes and their transformation into social and economic outcomes, 
  • the collection, analysis and visualization of new data describing the scientific and engineering enterprise.

For more information, visit the NSF SciSIP Program.