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 (DDRI) on a staggered 8-month interval cycle. The target/deadline dates for the two competitions occur on the 15th of the appropriate months in the cycle; if the 15th falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the due date is the next government business day.
For upcoming Senior Research target dates, please see below. For the deadline dates specific to the upcoming DDRI competitions, you must consult the Biological Anthropology specific page which provides detailed information on these grants.
Apply to PD 98-1392 as follows:
For full proposals submitted via FastLane:
standard Grant Proposal Guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov:
NSF Grants.gov Application Guide; A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply
(Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at:
Full Proposal Target Date: November 17, 2014
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 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants, please visit the Biological Anthropology specific page.
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
SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program