This opportunity is closed.

  • Internal: 01/17/2018
  • LOI: 02/21/2018
  • Proposal: 04/20/2018


  • Amount: up to $7.25M
  • Duration: 3 years


The American National Election Studies (ANES) produce high quality data from its own surveys on voting, public opinion, and political participation. The mission of the ANES is to inform explanations of election outcomes by providing data that support rich hypothesis testing, maximize methodological excellence, measure many variables, and promote comparisons across people, contexts, and time. The ANES serves this mission by providing researchers with a view of the political world through the eyes of ordinary citizens.

The Political Science Program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences expects to make two awards for the 2020 Presidential election cycle with the award to run from fiscal years 2018 to 2021.

The ANES competition invites proposals for two types of projects:

  1. ANES Face-to-Face: Support to continue the ANES time series using face to face interviewing may be supported by an award up to $7,250,000.
  2. ANES Web: Support to conduct a web version of the ANES time series may be supported by an award up to $4,250,000.

(Amounts listed above are total budgets over the duration of the project, including both direct and indirect costs.)

While these are two separate competitions, the two awardees will be expected to work together to design and administer instruments that are as similar as possible. To ensure this cooperation, the awards will be made in the form of cooperative agreements which will specify collaboration expectations and certain milestones.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements

Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization. If interested in submitting, please contact Karen Drew (-4824) by January 17th, 2018 and submit a 2 page pre-proposal following the NU Procedure for Programs with Limited Submissions Please review the Limited Submission Procedures as they have been updated. 

Contact Information

General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:

  • Brian D. Humes, Program Officer, telephone: (703) 292-7284, email: