Keyword Thesaurus. A List of Terms and Codes to Identify Areas of Interest for Research and Other Types of Sponsored Programs
"This list of program types and keywords (with codes) was prepared for program officers at the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institute of Education, and the National Science Foundation to use when preparing program announcements and requests for proposals. Staff persons responsible for screening such documents at colleges and universities may then use the codes to identify which of the faculty at their institutions should be notified. Twenty-four program types are listed for coding funding announcements or solicitations to indicate the type of activity which may be supported. A Keywords Categorical List includes geographic terms which may either be the subject of research or a project location. The remaining keywords are divided into nine broad categories representing major classifications: (1) agriculture/food sciences/food; (2) arts/humanities/cultural activities; (3) behavioral/social sciences; (4) education; (5) engineering; (6) health and safety; (7) law; (8) management/commerce; and (9) science and technology/mathematics/computer science. An "other" category includes fire/flammability studies, military science/military history/peace/amnesty, recreation and leisure studies, and university/industry cooperative activities."