NSF-20-573: Panel Study of Income Dynamics Competition (PSID)
Internal Deadline: First-come, first-served.
LOI: June 8, 2020, 5pm PT
External Deadline: August 4, 2020, 5pm PT
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: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants.
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:
- Two waves (2021 and 2023) of data collection on the historic core PSID sample of approximately 10,000 families and 45 minutes of content that will advance the quality of scientific inquiry and knowledge about the economics and social well-being of US families;
- Survey instrument development and innovation based on scientific expertise in relevant social, behavioral and economic sciences;
- Survey design that allows the addition of modules to meet the needs of federal agencies and other potential funders, should such agencies or organizations choose to fund specific modules;
- Post data collection editing, processing, and generation of constructed variables, data files and code books;
- Data dissemination through a cutting-edge web-based data archive;
- Access to restricted data through a secure data enclave for researchers who enter into a restricted use contract with the awardee;
- Provision of user assistance via email, web tutorials, and specialized training events
- Support for a Governance Board; and
- Interaction with the principal investigators of the ANES and GSS.
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:
- Scientific and methodological expertise and resources for questionnaire development and innovation;
- Collection of 2 biennial waves of questionnaire data from the families in the core sample (approximately 45 minutes of NSF-funded content) while maintaining the current wave-to-wave re-interview response rate;
- Maintain continuity and the high quality of this data set;
- Process, edit and release raw data, generated variables, and code books within 12 months of collection;
- Maintain security of the data;
- Maintain cyberinfrastructure to disseminate/share data while also expanding and innovating in data dissemination tools as the technology develops;
- Developing new methods to illustrate and advance the use and analysis of the data to a variety of audiences; and
- Maintain the following functions:
- Secure access for approved researchers to sensitive/restricted data;
- User help; and
- Bibliographic and award archive.
Project Descriptions should also address the following project management issues:
- The role of the Governance Board;
- Standards for data archiving and acquisition including possible data linkages;
- Plans for managing and integrating NSF-funded PSID functions.
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.
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