United States Bureau of the Census -- Administrative Data and Data Linkages Research Program

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

BOC is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to support research that improves measurement of the U.S. population and economy. Policy makers, city planners, teachers, and researchers use data gathered by BOC. Applications are sought to improve the production and availability of statistics that inform public policy. Applications that achieve some or all of the following goals are sought for improving data capture and linkages using administrative data, the identification and pursuit of data to improve evidence building, new statistical products describing the U.S. population; and the development of innovative privacy technology.

This announcement is a mechanism to engage with the research community to encourage and promote statistical, research, and methodology activities within projects that seek to support and enhance knowledge on the use of administrative data sources, improving data documentation and linkage techniques, and leveraging and extending existing systems for governance, privacy protection, and secure access to these data. 

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations. Applications from individuals, federal agencies, employees of federal agencies, for-profit organizations, individuals, and state, local, and Indian tribal governments will not be considered.



Amount Description

The total anticipated funding for all awards is up to $5 million annually. BOC anticipates awarding multi year awards (up to 5 years) for multiple projects that may range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 per year. 

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 31, 2016