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Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)

Important Announcements

A brief guide NSF's Technical Reporting Requirements  has been updated to include the changes in the 2016 NSF Grants Proposal Guide. This guide should be used by Principal Investigators as a resource to find out 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 also find the Getting Started Guide useful.

A new Strategic Plan for the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) has been released to guide the division's pursuits and activities.  The goals of the division align with and flow from the new NSF Strategic Plan and the foundation's goals to Transform the Frontier, Innovate for Society, and Perform as a Model Organization.

About BCS

The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge about humans spanning areas of inquiry including brain and behavior, language and culture, origins and evolution, and geography and the environment. In addition to the core program areas, BCS sponsors several additional crosscutting and NSF-wide funding opportunities.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Anthropological Sciences
bullet Archaeology and Archaeometry
bullet Archaeology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards  (Arch-DDRI)
bullet Biological Anthropology
bullet Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants  (BA-DDRIG)
bullet Cultural Anthropology
bullet Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants  (CA-DDRIG)
bullet Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards
bullet High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology  (HRRBAA)
bullet Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants  (IPG)
Geography and Environmental Sciences
bullet Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems  (CNH)
bullet Geography and Spatial Sciences Program  (GSS)
bullet Geography and Spatial Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards  (GSS-DDRI)
bullet Long-Term Ecological Research  (LTER)
Psychological and Language Sciences
bullet Cognitive Neuroscience  (CogNeuro)
bullet Developmental and Learning Sciences  (DLS)
bullet Documenting Endangered Languages  (DEL)
bullet Linguistics
bullet Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards  (Ling-DDRI)
bullet Perception, Action & Cognition  (PAC)
bullet Social Psychology
Additional Opportunities
bullet Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences  (RIDIR)
bullet Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace  (SaTC)
Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP)
bullet Additional Funding Opportunities for the CNS Community
Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)
Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs)
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience
(NSF  16-569) Posted May 26, 2016

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Posted March 31, 2016

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
(NSF  16-547) Posted February 26, 2016

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
(NSF  16-531) Posted January 12, 2016

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Posted December 21, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 27, 2016, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Perception, Action & Cognition
(PD  09-7252) Full Proposal: June 15, 2016, This proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.

Archaeology and Archaeometry
(PD  98-1391) Full Proposal: July 1, 2016, Archaeology - Senior Research

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Letter of Intent: July 5, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016


News See All

Michele Buzon is excavating pyramid tombs Burial sites show how Nubians, Egyptians integrated communities thousands of years ago
Released May 18, 2016
News From the Field
mouse-tracking technique Neuroscientists find evidence for 'visual stereotyping'
Released May 2, 2016
News From the Field
A sample has been removed from this tree slice to examine it for traces of gold. Trace Gold Reveals Tree's Past
Released June 14, 2005
Press Release
Full-body view of Lophocebus kipunji. New Primate Discovered in Mountain Forests of Tanzania
Released May 19, 2005
Press Release
Globalization and other factors speed language loss Federal Agencies Partner to Document Endangered Languages
Released May 5, 2005
Press Release

Discoveries See All

Photo showing two researchers interviewing locals in the mountains Language and earthquakes: Insights in disaster response
In post-quake Nepal, language provides window into 'invisible damage'
Released  April 28, 2016

woman holding a baby touching a screen Math without numbers
Researchers show humans and other animals can understand quantities, even without language
Released  April 27, 2016

Sarah Laszlo prepares a subject to measure brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG). Neuroscience research into dyslexia leads to 'brainprints'
Project aimed at predicting reading problems yields unexpected benefits in biometrics
Released  April 14, 2016

closeup of a child's face Video: Tiny cars help infants' cognitive development
Research helps young children 'hack' their own mobility solutions
Released  March 30, 2016

woman looking out of the window The profound power of loneliness
Depression, dementia and even some useful effects: Research examines how loneliness affects the social human brain
Released  February 3, 2016


Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
Outreach

June 1, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process
Webcast

June 27, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Wyoming
Other

June 29, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Nebraska
Other

June 30, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Kansas
Other




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