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SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA)

Important Announcements

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.

About SMA

SMA provides a focal point for programmatic activities that cut across NSF and SBE boundaries, and is SBE's broadest mechanism for contributing to Administration and NSF priorities. While all SBE divisions pursue interdisciplinary work, SMA assists with seeding multidisciplinary activities for the future and plays a critical role in the development of infrastructure to support interdisciplinary activities. SMA also funds Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites programs, SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF), and the agency-wide Science of Learning Centers (SLCs).  Co-funding with other divisions in SBE and with other directorates is typical for SMA, as is participation in interagency activities.  All areas of SBE sciences are represented in the SMA portfolio.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
SBE Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites (SBE REU Sites) NSF Wide Flag
Science of Learning Centers (SLC) NSF Wide Flag
Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)
Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
(NSF  15-602) Posted August 20, 2015

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Posted August 3, 2015

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research
(NSF  15-588) Posted July 13, 2015

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
(NSF  15-583) Posted June 25, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Posted May 5, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Science of Science and Innovation Policy
(PD  09-7626) Full Proposal: September 9, 2015

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
(NSF  15-583) Full Proposal: September 29, 2015

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
(NSF  14-595) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015


News See All

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Released July 16, 2015
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Released June 11, 2015
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Released May 25, 2015
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October 2, 2015
Informational Webinar on NSF 15-598, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
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November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
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