The Political Science Program at NSF will be holding its regular and dissertation competitions this spring. See its Dear Colleague Letter for additional information about both of these upcoming competitions.
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 contains a provision that focuses on our Political Science Program. See Notice: Implementation of the 2013 Federal Continuing Appropriations Act provisions affecting the NSF Political Science Program for additional details.
Forensic Science: Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental and Basic Research and Education. NSF is currently welcoming proposals that meet the agency's basic science mission while also potentially contributing to the advancement of forensic applications. For more information concerning this, see its Dear Colleague Letter.
A brief guide NSF's Technical Reporting Requirements is now available to inform Principal Investigators about the information that should be included in annual, final, and project outcome reports. As of March 18, 2013, all NSF reports must be submitted through Research.gov. PIs who have not had experience with the reporting modules in Research.gov may find the Getting Started Guide useful.
Assessing the Impacts of Recent and On-going Changes in Federal Science Policy. The Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP) program's core mission is to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policies. See this Dear Colleague Letter to learn about the program's funding opportunities associated with the scientific analysis of the implementation and impacts of recent science policy initiatives.
Bringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral and Economic Research Addresses National Challenges. This NSF report provides examples of the ways in which NSF-funded basic, social and behavioral science research bears on national security and economic interests.
Stimulating Research Related to the Use and Functioning of the Civil Justice System. Law and Social Sciences (LSS) scholars have a rich tradition of describing and explaining how people and organizations mobilize the law, and, in turn, how legal institutions respond to legal demands. In order to stimulate research concerning the use and functioning of the civil justice system, NSF's Law & Social Sciences program announces its continuing interest in supporting research in this area via a Dear Colleague Letter.
Interdisciplinary Research Across the SBE Sciences, Including a New Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences (IBSS) Competition. Based on feedback gathered during the SBE 2020 visioning process and presented in Rebuilding the Mosaic, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) encourages investigators to submit proposals that go beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, span across the existing core SBE programs, or extend outside the SBE sciences. A new Dear Colleague Letter outlines a range of options for pursuing support for interdisciplinary research that bridges the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences. Among these options is a new competition for Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (IBSS). Consult the IBSS website and the IBSS solicitation for more information.