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Biological Anthropology

Important Announcement

The Biological Anthropology Program (Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences) conducts competitions for both the regular research (Senior) awards and the doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIG) on a staggered 8-month interval cycle.

For the upcoming Senior Research target dates within the next 365 days, please see below. Future Senior Research target dates for the next three years beyond the ones currently displayed on the Biological Anthropology web site are: 7/15/2015, 3/16/2016, 11/16/2016, and 7/19/2017.  For the deadline dates specific to the upcoming DDRIG competitions, you must consult the Biological Anthropology Program - DDRIG Solicitation which lists all the DDRIG deadline dates and provides detailed information on these grants.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Rebecca  Ferrell-Program Director rferrell@nsf.gov (703) 292-7850   

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1392 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard Grant Proposal Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). NSF anticipates release of the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date:  November 17, 2014

Senior Research

Full Proposal Target Date:  July 15, 2015

Senior Research

SYNOPSIS

The Biological Anthropology Program supports basic research in areas related to human evolution and contemporary human biological variation. Research areas supported by the program include, but are not limited to, human genetic variation, human and nonhuman primate ecology and adaptability, human osteology and bone biology, human and nonhuman primate paleontology, functional anatomy, and primate socioecology. Grants supported in these areas are united by an underlying evolutionary framework, and often by a consideration of adaptation as a central theoretical theme. Many proposals also have a biocultural orientation. The program frequently serves as a bridge within NSF between the social and behavioral sciences and the natural and physical sciences, and proposals commonly are jointly reviewed and funded with other programs.

For more information about Multidisciplinary Research and Training Opportunities, please visit the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site.

For additional, specific information on the Biological Anthropology Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) solicitation, please visit the Biological Anthropology DDRIG program web site.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants

Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants

High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

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Anthropological Sciences


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