Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline: Program Data

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Summary of FAD Award Distribution

 


Summary of NSF-ASA Funding for FAD With Total Numbers of Proposal Submissions and Awards, 1987 - June 2010 Cycles.
Funding Cycle Number of Rounds NSF Award ASA Match Number of Proposals Number of Awards Percent Funded
1987-1989 6 $45,000 $39,022 109 37 33.9% 
1990-1993 8 $60,000 $64,929 200 50 25.0%
1994-96 6 $80,000a $82,302 129 50 38.8%
1997-00 8 $161,526b $147,032c 183 54 29.5%
2001-03d 6 $165,000 $150,000 140 35 25.0%
2004-07 6 $197,000e $150,000 232 65 28.0%
2008-11f 5 $184,000g $50,893h 136 35 25.7%
TOTALS 45 $893,326 $684,178 1129 326 28.9%

 

Notes: 


Summary of Award Cycles:

The FAD program holds two award competitions per year  (June and December). This table shows that the number of applications both increases and dips over time. The number of applications submitted during the 2008-2011 cycle dipped from the previous high cycle to a more normal size.


 

Characteristics of FAD Applicants and Recipients, June 2008 - June 2010

 

Distribution of FAD Applicants by Award Status, and Selected Institutional and Demographic Characteristics of Primary Applicants, June 2008 - June 2010.a
Institutional and Demographic Characteristics Applicants Awards   Percent of Applicants Receiving Awards 
N % N %
Type of School 136 100.0% 35 100.0% 25.7%
Research I 70 51.5 23 65.7 32.9
Other PhD 23 16.9 6 17.1 26.1
Non-Phd 38 27.9 5 14.3 13.2
Other 5 3.7 1 2.9 20.0
 
Faculty Rank 135 100.0 35 100.0 25.9
Professor 27 20.0 7 20.0 25.9
Associate Professor 30 22.2 5 14.3 16.7
Assistant Professor 64 47.4 19 54.3 29.7
Other 14 10.4 4 11.4 28.6
 
Gender 136 100.0 35 100.0 25.7
Male 49 36.0 7 20.0 14.3
Female 87 64.0 28 80.0 32.2
 
Years Since PhD for Primary Applicant 135 100.0 35 100.0 25.9
0 - 3 Years 41 30.4 13 37.1 31.7
4 - 6 Years 28 20.7 8 22.9 28.6
7 - 9 Years 15 11.1 2 5.7 13.3
10 or More Years 51 37.8 12 34.3 23.5

 

Notes: 

a. There are no statistically significant difference between primary and secondary applicants in these characteristics.

Source: ASA, FAD Applicant Database, 2010.


Summary of Applicants:

This table shows that the project is successful at recruiting younger scholars. Assistant professors are 7 percent more likely to be award recipients than applicants (54.3 percent compared to 47.4 percent) and are more likely than full or associate professors to receive funding. The acceptance rate for assistant professors of 29.7 percent is slightly higher than the rate of full professors at 25.9 percent. These rates have remained fairly stable since the 2004-2007 program cycle.  In addition, those who received their PhD less than seven years ago were also more likely to receive an award than professionally older scholars.


     

    FAD Recipient Outcomes

     

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    Summary of Award Outcomes: 

    The figure above provides an overview of the contributions of the projects, based on survey responses, and reflects the success of the FAD program.  Overall, each project had a mean and median of about four types of project outcomes. More than half (56.8 percent) of FAD recipients published or had a forthcoming publication as a result of the award.  About 30 percent of recipients said that their research was cited by other scholars, but this rate may be an undercount since most respondents did not use the Social Science Citation Index for citations.  The percentage of articles cited, according to project PIs, increased by five percent since the previous round.   These outcomes demonstrate both the intellectual merit and broader impact of these projects.


     

    Types of Publications Produced by FAD Recipients

     

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    Summary of Publications: 

    This figure shows that, of the 56.8 percent of award recipients who said that they had published based on their study findings, more than half reported that they published or had a publication forthcoming in a peer-reviewed journal. The second largest group (17.9 percent) published articles in ASA’s monthly newsletter, Footnotes. The next largest group (15.4 percent) published a scholarly book or had one forthcoming.About half of that number (7.7 percent) had published a book chapter or had one forthcoming. The number of publications will probably increase as more time elapses between the award and the completion of work on the project.


     

    Additional Funding for the FAD Program

     

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    Summary of Additional Funding:

    This figure shows that, for every $1.00 spent on all FAD projects, there is an average return of $4.00 in additional award dollars.Those that submit additional award proposals for their FAD projects, obtain $11.64 for every FAD dollar. This represents a slight decline from the previous round ($12.39), but the amount does show the cost-effectiveness of the project.


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