University of Southern California


NSF-20-573: Panel Study of Income Dynamics Competition (PSID)

Slots:                                                     1

Internal Deadline:                             First-come, first-served.

LOI:                                                        June 8, 2020, 5pm PT

External Deadline:                            August 4, 2020, 5pm PT

Award Information:

Type: $17,000,000 to $20,000,000

Estimated Number of Awards: 1

Anticipated Amount: We anticipate one award to total $17-$20 million over 48 months. The award amount, number of awards, and award size and duration are subject to the availability of funds.

Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit include:

(1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.

(2) CV – (5 pages maximum)

Who May Serve as PI:                    There are no restrictions or limits.

Purpose:                                              The Panel Study of Income Dynamics provides fundamental data infrastructure for the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. The award will fund the following activities:

It is expected that in meeting these functions the PSID will explore and innovate cutting edge methods and technologies for data collection, curation, and dissemination. This includes continued work to make a web-based questionnaire available to PSID respondents.

The current awardee (the University of Michigan) has successfully solicited funding from other Federal agencies, most notably two parts of the National Institutes of Health(NIH); the National Institute for Aging (NIA) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD). This funding has been used to fund an additional 35 minutes of questionnaire content, additional supplemental studies, and additional processing and dissemination activities. The NSF award resulting from this solicitation will not fund these activities, but the ability to incorporate such modules by other sources is an important part of the design of the core PSID. The current awardee will provide any new awardee with the data, documentation, and data collection software developed with past federal PSID funding.

The PSID’s current Board of Governance is an independent group. Board members are independent of the NSF and the current awardee; they represent the interests of the research and policy communities that use the PSID. New board members are nominated by the current board and serve for two-year, renewable terms. It is expected that proposals will be designed so that the Board will continue to fulfill its important functions.

This award will not support secondary data analysis or investigator-based research.

Project Descriptions should address the Principal Investigators’ ability and capacity to meet the following scientific infrastructure objectives:

Project Descriptions should also address the following project management issues:

Project Descriptions must include a section titled “Expected Project Significance”. This section should address, in separate sub-sections, the intellectual merit and the broader impacts of the project. One sub-section must explain how the next years of the PSID will generate new insight and understanding of how social and economic factors affect the well-being of U.S. families. The second subsection should discuss the potential broader impacts, including contributions to education and broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the science pipeline. This includes, but is not limited to, how the project will provide innovative opportunities for training women, minorities, and other groups underrepresented in the areas of social science that the project includes. It also includes how PSID results may promote efforts to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in other aspects of U.S. society.

Special Requirements and Restrictions: If a project is being undertaken by researchers at multiple institutions, a single organization must be identified as the lead organization. A single proposal describing the entire project must be submitted by the organization with funds distributed among partner organizations via subawards from the lead organization. Direct submission of linked collaborative sets of proposals by multiple organizations is not permitted.

Budgetary Requirements:              Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.