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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.

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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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)
Trans-Atlantic Platform 2016 Digging into Data Challenge (T-AP DiD)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

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

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

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Posted October 14, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program
(NSF  16-547) Full Proposal: May 25, 2016

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

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR


News See All

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Released November 9, 2015
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Released July 28, 2015
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Released July 27, 2015
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Released July 16, 2015
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Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
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May 4, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process
Webcast

May 12, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process
Webcast

May 17, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process
Webcast

May 18, 2016
North Dakota's first NSF Day is May 18
Workshop




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