The Linguistics program now has its own solicitation for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals. This solicitation may be accessed at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=SBE&from=home.
Apply to PD 98-1311 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 16-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending
on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Full Proposal Target Date: July 15, 2016
July 15, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date: January 17, 2017
January 15, Annually Thereafter
Target Dates: January 15 and July 15 annually, or the next federal business day if the target date falls on a weekend or a federal holiday. We anticipate that the panels will meet in April and November of each year, and that PIs will be notified within a few months after the meeting.
The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.
The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing?
What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities?
How does language develop in children?
What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
The Linguistics Program does not make awards to support clinical research projects, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction.
The Linguistics Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degrees, proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards, and CAREER proposals. We will also consider proposals for workshops, conferences, and training activities. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.
For more information about Multidisciplinary Research and Training Opportunities, please visit the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site.
Arctic Social Sciences
Developmental and Learning Sciences
Documenting Endangered Languages
Faculty Early Career Development Program
Major Research Instrumentation Program
Perception, Action & Cognition
Research on Education and Learning
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:
American Anthropological Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Linguistic Society of America
Samples of Successful Documenting Endangered Languages Proposals
The LINGUIST List
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Institutes of Health
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What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program