New Grants Promote Innovative Social Science Research on Campus

New Grants Promote Innovative Social Science Research on Campus

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Duke Social Science Research Institute Grants staff speak with faculty researchers.Finding the right funding is critical to innovative research and the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University is dedicated to supporting this process from beginning to end.

At Duke SSRI, we help guide individuals from across disciplines and across the university — including faculty, post-docs, and students — as they pursue funding. Our menu of support includes pre-award and post-award services provided by a team of grant specialists who are well versed in research development assistance.

We offer advice and assistance to principal investigators and project managers on the IRB submission process, coordinate and facilitate preparation of materials for proposal submission, establish an administrative structure for a recently awarded project, ensure project requirements (e.g., IRB approvals) are in place and provide ongoing support for reporting requirements.

This fall has seen a number of new awards for scholars in the social sciences at Duke. From researching the energy star industry to increasing college access for Appalachian girls, the projects represent a diverse collection of important social issues.

SSRI is proud to have aided with the following recent awards:

Gale A. Boyd (SSRI Faculty) has received an award from the Natural Resources Canada for a project entitled "Energy Star for Industry certification in North America." Total funding will be $109,031 over 7 months.

Mark A. Chaves (Sociology) has received an award from the John Templeton Foundation for a project entitled "National Survey of Religious Leaders." Total funding will be $1,294,120 over 36 months.

Deborah A. Hicks-Rogoff (SSRI Incubator Projects and Support) has received an award from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for a project entitled "College Access for Appalachian Girls." Total funding will be $5,000 over 6 months.

Marco Marani (Nicholas School) has received an award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for a project entitled "Improving TRMM Extreme Rainfall Events Estimation at the Global Scale." Total funding will be $44,912 over 12 months.

Frederick Mayer (Sanford School) has received an award from the Duke Endowment for a project entitled "The North Carolina Leadership Forum." Total funding will be $30,000 over 12 months.

Robyn C. Meeks (Sanford School) has received an award from the Great Lakes Commission for a project entitled "Applying the Hedonic Price Method to Evaluate the Impact of Delisting of Great Lakes Areas of Concern on the Residential Housing Market." Total funding will be $11,739 over 5 months.

Cary A. Moskovitz (Arts & Sciences) has received an award from the National Science Foundation for a project entitled "Standard: An Investigation of Text Recycling in Scientific Research." Total funding will be $479,367 over 60 months.

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