Analytics for Equity Initiative: New Funding for Social, Economic, and Behavioral Scientists

Full solicitation to be posted Jan. 16

December 20, 2022   |   By WCER Communications

The Analytics for Equity Initiative is a new program led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is seeking proposals from researchers to use federal data to examine questions of equity, targeted around different agency-specific themes. The goal is for the federal agencies to then use the research to implement equity-focused, evidence-based strategies.

Multiple agencies are participating, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Each has identified equity-related themes in their evidence-building plans, known as Learning Agendas, that they want researchers to investigate.

The work has five central themes, including the NSF’s theme of equitable access to STEM research and education opportunities, as well as the environment and equity, health equity under climate change, equity in human services delivery, and workplace equity.

The full solicitation will be posted on Jan. 16, 2023, and will be available for at least 45 days.

To learn more, please review this program summary.