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 (SBP). For complete details concerning this endeavor, see its Dear Colleague Letter. Two other SBP-related DCLs that include SBE involvement include: Announcement of Effort to Broaden the Participation of Students in Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions in STEM and Stimulating Research on Effective Strategies in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-Year Hispanic Serving Institutions.
SEES: Interactions of Food Systems with Water and Energy Systems. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), the NSF aims to accelerate fundamental understanding and stimulate basic research on the interconnected and interdependent systems of food, energy, and water. NSF requests proposals for (a) supplements that build off of existing NSF funded research activities or (b) conferences that bring together interdisciplinary research communities to explore new dimensions of the couplings between food, energy, and water systems.
Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks (SL- CN). NSF invites proposals to support the creation of new research networks to address important questions in the Science of Learning. Networks will focus on advancing basic research through integrative, interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies, through integration of theory and experiment, and across scales of analysis; and/or translating findings from basic research on learning to applications to benefit society and further inform fundamental theories of learning. See the solicitation for additional information.
Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS). NSF announces a solicitation to support transformative and integrative research that will accelerate understanding of neural and cognitive systems. This call for bold proposals that transcend disciplinary perspectives and approaches is a part of NSF's broader investment in cognitive science and neuroscience, a multi-year effort that includes its participation in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. See the solicitation for more information.
I/UCRCs focused on Understanding the Brain's Structure and Function. NSF welcomes proposals for the establishment of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers in areas related to brain imaging and identifying structure-behavior relationships. See the Dear Colleague Letter for more information.
International Collaboration Opportunities related to the NSF Investments in Understanding the Brain. NSF is interested in promoting international scientific cooperation that links scientists and engineers from a range of disciplines and organizations across international borders. See the Dear Colleague Letter for more information about this initiative.
I/UCRCS in Areas Relevant to the Forensic Sciences. The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have partnered as co-sponsors to welcome proposals for the establishment of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers in areas relevant to the forensic sciences. See the Dear Colleague Letter for more information.
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.
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.
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 processand 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.