Call for Proposals: NSF Funding Opportunities

Message from Joseph Whitmeyer, Program Director at NSF:

Dear ASA Section Chair:

I am contacting you to ask you to distribute this information concerning two new NSF funding opportunities to your section members, who may be interested in one or both of them.  They both appeared within the past week and both have relatively close deadlines.  The Build and Broaden Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) has a deadline of May 1, and the General Social Survey competition has a Letter of Intent due June 1.

Briefly, the Build and Broaden DCL (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20048/nsf20048.jsp) is to support conferences to foster collaborations among institutions that include at least one Minority-Serving Institution.

The General Social Survey has been substantially supported by the NSF since its inception.  The last recompetition was in 2008 and a lot has changed since then, which should enable some strong, innovative proposals this time.  This solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505742) concerns two cycles of the survey, in 2022 and 2024.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for this assistance!

Joseph Whitmeyer
Program Director
SBE/SES/Sociology and
CISE/Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure 
National Science Foundation
Phone:  703-292-7808
jwhitmey@nsf.gov

Call for Proposals: Navigating the New Arctic (NSF)

Message from John Parker, Program Director at NSF:

“The National Science Foundation has recently announced the Navigating the New Arctic funding program. The goal of the program is to fund scholars from all fields to research and understand the profound social, environmental, and engineering challenges and opportunities related to the creation of an open and ice-free arctic.

Sociologists are particularly well suited to think about these issues, and it would be fantastic to have some sociologically oriented investigations into one of the most profound socio-environmental changes in human history.

The solicitation includes email addresses for cognizant program officers in case you would like to ask about the suitability of your research for this solicitation.”

Request for Proposals: National Fraud Study

United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Request for Proposal
Issued: August 27, 2019
Due Date for Proposal: September 28, 2019

Short Description of research: (1) Produce a uniform methodology that can be used for state specific studies that quantify losses caused by the misclassification of construction employees as independent contractors and the non-reporting of construction employee income. The due date for this section is October 28, 2019. (2) Quantify the federal and state revenue losses caused by the misclassification of construction employees as independent contractors and the non-reporting of income paid to construction employees. The due date for this part of the research is January 15, 2020.

Contact: Matthew F. Capece, Esq., Representative of the General President Matthew.Capece@carpenters.org
203-231-0398

Please click here to view the full request for proposals.

Call for Chapters in Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations

I am editing the Research Handbook on the Sociology of Organizations published by Edward Elgar. Please let me know if you would be interested in submitting an original chapter commissioned for this volume. Though there is flexibility on the content of the chapters, I am especially interested in chapters that use classical and critical sociology in the examination of a range of diverse organizations around the world.

The scholarship need not be limited to institutions and formal organizations, but can be directed toward informal, grassroots organizations such as NGOs and online communities. Chapters that explore labor relations, ethical and sustainable environmental practices, race, gender, class, sexuality, leadership, alternative economic models to capitalism, politics, and the media are especially welcome.

Ideally, the volume would represent a diversity of international researchers with an array of critical theory perspectives. Young scholars are encouraged to submit. Chapters should be 7,000 – 10,000 words, and deadline for final chapter submissions is 6/20. Each author will be responsible for reviewing 3 chapters. All interested authors, please send an abstract and chapter outline with sub-headings by September 15, 2019 to mgodwyn@babson.edu.

The video below provides more information on the Edward Elgar Handbooks:

https://www.e-elgar.com/edward-elgar-publishing-social-science-law-handbooks-video

With all best wishes,

Mary Godwyn

Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference

September 28th and 29th, 2018
The Wharton School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submission Deadline:  June 1st, 2018

OVERVIEW:
The purpose of the “People and Organizations” Conference is to bring attention to macro-level research on topics associated with work and employment.  We aim to support the community of scholars from organization theory, industrial relations, economics, political science, sociology and strategy who share common interests and need a forum for interdisciplinary exchange. Continue reading “Call for Abstracts: 11th Annual People and Organizations Conference”

Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute Fellowships

Applications due January 12, 2018

Application portal can be accessed starting November 15, 2018, at https://www-casbs.stanford.edu/local/application/summer-institute

SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS
Organizations and Their Effectiveness
July 9 through July 21, 2018
 
Directors
Robert Gibbons (rgibbons@mit.edu), economics and management, MIT
Woody Powell (woodyp@stanford.edu), education and sociology, Stanford University

ABOUT THE CASBS SUMMER INSTITUTE
The 2018 CASBS summer institute, Organizations and Their Effectiveness, will take place from July 9 through July 21, 2018, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on the Stanford University campus. Fourteen fellowships will be awarded to cover tuition, room and board, and travel.

The deadline for applications is January 12, 2018. Awards will be announced by email no later than February 9, 2018.

Continue reading “Call for Applications: CASBS Summer Institute Fellowships”