The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)

Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Institution Eligibility:
Proposals may only by TAMU as the  accredited academic institutions having a campus located in the U.S.

Proposal Limitations:
There is a limit of two (2) proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institutional proposal.

PI Eligibility:
An individual may participate as Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator or other Senior Personnel in at most two proposals. If an individual is listed as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel on three or more proposals, all of these proposals will be returned without review.

The NSF-Census Research Network will provide support for a set of research nodes, each of which will be staffed by a team of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and to the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau. The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge as well as further the training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.


January 28, 2011: Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

January 31, 2011: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee.

E-mail internal application to

February 4, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

February 16, 2011: Deadline for the full proposal.

Internal Selection Procedures:

Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select applications for Texas A&M submissions.