Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

*NEW* Census Call for Proposals on Statistical and Research Methodologies for Public Opinion Research

Posted: 7/17/2020 (Funding)

The Census Bureau (BOC) posted a call for proposals due July 29, 2020 ($150,000 award ceiling) from institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations to measure perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes toward the Census Bureau. There are three program priorities: (1) secure research and development of formal privacy methods, including but not limited to differential privacy, for sample surveys; (2) explore the feasibility of open source data, and particularly those created through social media platforms such as Twitter, to complement or substitute opinion data from surveys and censuses. In particular, research should develop appropriate analytic strategies that facilitate the use of these data to meaningfully track attitudinal trends; and, (3) collaborate with an external body to design, build, and maintain an online research panel that would be available for robust public opinion and methodological research by statistical agencies and non profit organizations for the common good. For more information see: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327791

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Deadline: 07/29/2020