The National Science Foundation recently announced the Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI) program under the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. The SoS: DCI program is designed to increase the public value of scientific activity. The program pursues this goal by supporting basic research in three fundamental areas:
How to increase the rate of socially beneficial discovery;
How to improve science communication outcomes; and
How to expand the societal benefits of scientific activity.
The SoS:DCI program, which builds upon the former Science of Science & Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program, funds research that builds theoretical and empirical understandings of these three areas. With this goal in mind, proposals should:
- Develop data, models, indicators, and associated analytical tools that constitute and enable transformative advances rather than incremental change.
- Identify ethical challenges and mitigate potential risks to people and institutions.
Provide credible metrics and rigorous assessments of their proposed project’s impact.
Include robust data management plans with the goal to increase the usability, validity, and reliability of scientific materials.
Full Proposal Target Date: February 10, 2020
Learn more at NSF.gov