Federal Funding Opportunities and Results

National Science Foundation Law & Social Sciences (LSS)

The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules.  The program is inherently interdisciplinary and multi-methodological.  Successful proposals describe research that advances scientific theory and understanding of the connections between law or legal processes and human behavior.  Social scientific studies of law often approach law as dynamic, made in multiple arenas, with the participation of multiple actors.  For more information, go to www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504727

Fields of study include many disciplines, and often address problems including though not limited to:

The Law & Social Sciences Program provides the following modes of support:


See the results of the NSF award for International Research Collaboratives