Supporting Scientific Discovery through Norms and Practices for Software and Data Citation and Attribution. The Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) with the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) seek to explore new norms and practices in the research community for software and data citation and attribution, so that data producers, software and tool developers, and data curators are credited for their contributions. See the Dear Colleague Letter for specifics concerning this opportunity.
Youth Violence: Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental Basic Research. SBE announces a special interest in basic research addressing the causes and consequences of violence perpetrated by and against youth. The goal is to stimulate research that addresses theoretical understanding of the contributors to youth violence and to its reduction. More information is available in our Dear Colleague Letter.
Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation. Building on previous investments, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) announce their interest in stimulating research related to the Science of Broadening Participation. For complete details concerning this endeavor, see its Dear Colleague Letter.
Research on Privacy in Today's Networked World. SBE and the Directorate of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) invite investigators to submit proposals that address the need to develop new and deeper understandings of privacy in today's networked world. See its Dear Colleague Letter for more information.
Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition. NSF is currently welcoming proposals in the Computational Cognition field. The aim is to encourage active dialogue across the cognitive and computational communities, facilitate bidirectional cross-fertilization of ideas, and nurture emerging areas of transdisciplinary research. See our Dear Colleague Letter for details on this initiative.
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.
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.
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.