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Research Awards

The Network is currently accepting 'out of cycle' bids which can be submitted at any time. 

In the interests of supporting projects that can be developed rapidly, we are willing to be more relaxed about the requirements to involve multiple disciplines and/or institutions, though any successful bid must demonstrate relevance relative to the NIBS case for support.

We are also happy to consider bids to extend work on topics funded in earlier rounds, though such cases should demonstrate that ‘good use’ was made of previous funds.

All bids are assessed by the Management Group. More information about bidding criteria is available here.  You can also find supplementary notes highlighting areas of research we have a particularly interest in.

NIBS supports the career development of its PostDocs and it is our presumption that those listed in a bid proposal will be co-authors of resulting work (if this is not the case this should be explained in the bid). We would also like to remind researchers that all NIBS-funded output should cite NIBS either by name or grant number (ES/K002201/1). 

Out of cycle bids funded during 2016 & 2017

  • Underpinnings of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Adherence
  • Risk preferences: A horse race between different elicitation methods
  • Violent conflict and political inclusion: The value of political rights among victims and non-victims of conflict in Colombia
  • Identity in Elections, and Media optimism/pessimism & equilibrium selection (2 projects)
  • Promoting SAVing behaviour with habIts aNd Goal-Setting (SAVINGS)
  • Understanding Communication Situations with Partially Verifiable Message
  • Prospective University Students' Use of Information
  • Gender Differences in Center Preferences
  • Social Connectedness and Risk Taking
  • Racing Towards a Finishing Line: Theory and Experiment
  • Expropriation of free-riders and outsiders
  • Understanding Communication Situations with Partially Verifiable Messages: Further Treatments
  • Description-Experience Gap in Cooperation
  • Status and Trust in Representative Leaders: A Lab-in-the-field Experiment

These bids were funded in May 2016

  • Do emergent conventions influence social norms? 
  • Hiring and Firing: How Do Managers Steer Teams Towards Efficiency?
  • Application of habit theory to medication adherence

These bids were funded in January 2016

  • Exploring Children's In-Group Biases in Corporate Games
  • The Effects of Experiential vs Descriptive Information on Children's Decision Making Under Risk
  • Habit Formation for Medication Adherence 
  • A behavioural analysis of political de-radicalisation in Columbia
  • Textual Predictors of Collective Action

These bids were funded in September 2015

  • Probability of behavioural types in public goods games: The case of strategic complements and substitutes
  • The role of similarity perceptions in the emergence of conventions
  • Inequality and the effect of competition on the free riding within a team
  • Understanding the effects of time pressure in bargaining situations: experimental evidence
  • Leadership and team incentives
  • Further extending the investigation of different models of strategic thinking
  • Understanding communication situations with partially verifiable messages
  • Not all groups are created equal: asymmetric group-contests
  • Injunctive and descriptive norms of honesty across societies
  • A test of the spillover between two group influences (that have been used as ‘nudges’)

Out of cycle bids funded during 2015:

  • “Not my business”: an experimental test of strategic ignorance in bargaining games
  • Risk Reward in the real world and the origin of risk aversion

These bids were funded in May 2015:

  • Assessing choice overload in a complex environment (as a prelude to investigation of nudge resistance and reliance)

These bids were funded in January 2015:

  • Choice overload in filtered choice-sets
  • Modelling Decision Processes and Preference Formation in Health
  • Modelling Decision Processes and Preference Formation

These bids were funded in September 2014:

  • Framing Effects and Productivity: Loss Aversion or Reciprocity?
  • Learning and Coordination in an Online Social Network Experiment
  • Lapses of Self Control and Inconsistent Planning
  • Team Membership and Reasoning in Young Children’s Cooperation
  • Social Acceptability as a Moderator of Discrimination

These bids were funded in May/June 2014:

  • Further investigations of cross-modal discounting
  • Differing incentive structures in public goods games
  • Team membership and reasoning in young children’s co-operation
  • How we play games: individual differences predicting choices in public goods games and prisoner’s dilemma games
  • Understanding coalition formation processes: experimental evidence
  • Naturalistic multi-attribute choice
  • Social Relations and Economic Behaviour: A Field Study with the Swiss Army Investigating the Role of Other-Regarding Preferences and Strategic Reasoning

The Group agreed to fund these bids in the September 2013 bid round:

  • Rethinking the foundations of welfare economics
  • Social norms and relative rank in public goods games
  • Investigating cross-modal discounting
  • Inequality and social mobility
  • an untitled bid around risky choice
  • Extending the investigation of different models of strategic thinking

The Group agreed to fund the following bids in the May 2013 bid round:

  • Pensions and Credit Cards
  • Tax Compliance (with encouragement to explore links with Psychology)
  • Validating Measures of Imprecision
  • Eye Tracking (with a possible link to Computer Science)
  • Understanding Cooperative Bargaining Situations
  • Similarity Perceptions


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