We are pleased to announce the Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) program, a joint initiative between NIGMS and the Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The longstanding SciSIP program funds research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy and is a leader in this field.
The NIGMS-NSF SCISIPBIO program was established to support research that advances the scientific basis of science and innovation policy, with a focus on the biomedical sciences. Consistent with NSF’s SciSIP program, SCISIPBIO will fund the development of models, analytical tools, data, and metrics that can inform science policy and the optimization of the scientific enterprise. As the goals of the two programs are compatible and complementary, coordinated management and funding of a joint research program will have a synergistic effect on the level and scope of research and can leverage the investments of both agencies.
We welcome individual and collaborative research projects and place a high priority on interdisciplinary research and on broadening participation. We aim to build a portfolio of high-quality research to provide scientific analysis of important aspects of the biomedical research enterprise and efforts to foster a diverse, innovative, productive, and efficient scientific workforce, from which future scientific leaders will emerge.
The SCISIPBIO solicitation has just been published. Applications are due by May 8 and will be submitted to and reviewed by NSF. NIGMS will consider funding those applications that score well.