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How to Apply

CES and the RDCs consider proposals from qualified researchers in social science disciplines consistent with the subject matter of the surveys and censuses collected by the Census Bureau. Proposals may be submitted at any time. All researcher access to restricted–use data occurs at secure Federal Statistical Research Data Centers.

Proposed projects must

  • Provide benefit to Census Bureau programs
  • Demonstrate scientific merit
  • Require non–public data
  • Be feasible given the data
  • Pose no risk of disclosure

Developing and Submitting a Research Proposal

Before preparing your research proposal, consult


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Center for Economic Studies | (301) 763-6460 | E-mail CES |  Last Revised: March 02, 2015