Law & Social Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Next deadline: Aug 1, 2022

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2023, Aug 1, 2023, Jan 15, 2024, Aug 1, 2024, Jan 15, 2025, Aug 1, 2025, Jan 15, 2026, Aug 1, 2026, Jan 15, 2027, Aug 1, 2027, Jan 15, 2028, Aug 1, 2028, Jan 15, 2029, Aug 1, 2029, Jan 15, 2030, Aug 1, 2030, Jan 15, 2031, Aug 1, 2031, Jan 15, 2032, Aug 1, 2032

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Law

Applicant type: Organizations, Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


NOTE:  All proposals should be submitted by 5 p.m. submitter's local time. 

  • Proposals submitted on January 29, 2019 should be for both dissertation research and standard and collaborative research. Thereafter:
    • Proposals for either standard and collaborative research or dissertation research should be submitted by January 15.
    • Proposals for only standard and collaborative research should be submitted on August 1.

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. The Program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological. Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or legal processes.

Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, and with the participation of multiple actors. Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

  • Crime, Violence, and Policing
  • Economic Issues
  • Governance and Courts
  • Human Rights and Comparative Law
  • Legal Decision Making
  • Legal Mobilization and Conceptions of Justice
  • Litigation and the Legal Profession
  • Punishment and Corrections.  

LSS supports the following types of proposals:

  • Standard Research Grants and
  • Grants for Collaborative Research Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
  • Conference Awards.

LSS also participates in a number of specialized funding opportunities through NSF’s cross-cutting and cross-directorate activities, including, for example:

  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  • Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)
  • Grants for Rapid Response Research (RAPID)
  • Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER)

For information about these and other programs, please visit the Cross-cutting and NSF-wide Active Funding Opportunities homepage.

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This page was last reviewed November 08, 2018 and last updated November 08, 2018