Request for Proposals
Total Grant Money Available: $150,000
Individual Grant Ceiling: $30,000
Application Deadline: 11:59 pm US Pacific Time, Sunday September 6, 2015
Full Length RFP: SSMART Request for Proposals (PDF, includes submission details and requirements)
The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) invites academic researchers to submit proposals to the 2015 Grants for Social Science Meta-Analysis and Research Transparency (SSMART). The main objective of the SSMART grants is to support and encourage important meta-research in the social sciences, with the ultimate goal of strengthening reliability and validity of social science research findings.
There is a total of $150,000 available for this call, with a $30,000 ceiling for individual grants (inclusive of indirect costs). Potential exists for a second call for proposals in 2016. The deadline to submit an application is: 11:59 pm U.S. Pacific Time on Sunday September 6, 2015.
Scope of Research Funded
In collaboration with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, BITSS is pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary research grant initiative. Funding will be primarily directed to research projects that advance understanding and design of new methodological approaches in transparency for reproducibility and reliability, as well as meta-analysis using existing data and literature to expand the evidence-base according to the following categories:
- Develop new methodology
What innovative methods can be used to transparently conduct research? How can researchers improve the transparency and credibility of their research findings?
- Produce new meta-analysis
How can research systematically use existing data to produce new knowledge?
- Study research culture and adoption of new methods
Why do some researchers adopt transparent research practices but not others? How can incentives or norms be structured to encourage transparent, reproducible research?
See the SSMART Request for Proposals below for submission details and requirements.
Downloadable Application Materials
Questions? Questions relating to this announcement should be sent to BITSS Program Coordinator Shyan Kashani via e-mail at shyankashani [at] berkeley [dot] edu.