Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Perception, Action & Cognition
Apply to PD 09-7252 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:
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
Full Proposal Window: June 1, 2013
June 17, 2013
The June proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.
June 1 - June 15, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Window: July 15, 2013
August 1, 2013
This proposal window is for research proposals only. See above for submission windows for workshop and conference proposals.
July 15 - August 1, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Window: January 15, 2014
February 3, 2014
This proposal window is for research proposals only. See below for submission windows for workshop and conference proposals.
January 15 - February 1, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Window: April 1, 2014
April 15, 2014
The April proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.
April 1 - April 15, Annually Thereafter
Supports research on perception, action and cognition. Emphasis is on research strongly grounded in theory. Central research topics for consideration by the Perception, Action, and Cognition panel include vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken discourse, and motor control. The program encompasses a wide range of theoretical perspectives, such as symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, nonlinear dynamics, and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling. The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs (e.g., Linguistics, Developmental and Learning Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, etc). Proposals may involve clinical populations, animals, or computational modeling only if the work has direct impact on basic issues of human perception, action, or cognition.
Within one week of receipt of the proposal number from FastLane, each PI must send the following two documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject heading of the email should note the proposal number and the Principal Investigator. Attach the following documents prepared on the following templates.
- An Excel spreadsheet with two worksheet pages that will be used by NSF to check for conflicts of interest in assembling the review community. (Excel Template for PAC).
- A single PowerPoint slide with (a) name and affiliation of all senior personnel, (b) title of your proposal, and (c) a very brief (1-3 sentences at most) summary of the main hypotheses and methods. The slide may only include graphs, images, or other illustrations if they appear in the proposal. You must use the template (PowerPoint Template for PAC) and name the file with the PI's last name followed by the seven digit proposal number (e.g., Smith 127999). This will be used during review panel discussions.
Remember to email these two documents to: email@example.com; do not use FastLane.
Additional Funding Opportunities for the PAC Community may be found at http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=BCS.
Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education
Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research
Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering
Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences and in Education and Human Resources
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience
National Robotics Initiative
Dear Colleague Letter: Intent for NSF/SBE to Partner in Open Research Area for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
CNCC: Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural Context
Tutorials in Contemporary Nonlinear Methods for the Behavioral Sciences Web Book
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Psychological and Language Sciences
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program