Innovation Panel 2020: call for proposals

Understanding Society invites proposals for the content and design of the 2021 Innovation Panel survey.

Open to academics and researchers, the competition is looking for proposals for studies that can be incorporated into the Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 14. Data collection will take place in spring 2021. Proposals must have an experimental or methodological element and will be evaluated on the basis of the scientific quality and publication potential. There are no costs for successful applicants, unless the proposal includes non-standard elements.

What is the Innovation Panel?

The Innovation Panel is a unique resource for innovative longitudinal experimental and methodological research with international impact. Its purpose is to develop key innovations in survey methods and content that will ensure the future success of the Understanding Society survey, to generate important new knowledge disseminated through publications in leading international journals, and to provide a base for associated studies using new and innovative mixed method approaches.

New experimentation and methodological tests

This call is for proposals for experiments and methodological studies that may relate to the design of survey instruments (e.g. question wording, item order, etc.) or to features of the survey design (e.g. procedures intended to reduce non-response or to improve fieldwork efficiency).

This year we are particularly interested in submissions that explore measurement challenges related to the productivity research agenda. However, proposals for experiments and methodological studies that do not relate to productivity will also be considered.

How to enter

The full call for proposals and online application form are on our website. The deadline for applications is the 2 April 2020.

Read the full call for proposals here.