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Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships  (SPRF)

Clarification Notice for SPRF Submissions

The Project Description must contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a section labeled "Broader Impacts of the Proposed Activities".  This section is required regardless of whether the proposal is in the Broadening Participation or in the Fundamental Research track.

Name Email Phone Room
Josie  S. Welkom-Actg Pgm Officer (703) 292-7376   
Lisa  M. Jackson-Pgm Specialist (703) 292-7882   


Solicitation  16-590

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 funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    November 14, 2016

    October 9, 2017

    Second Monday in October, Annually Thereafter


The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this fellowship solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks. 


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) Program

Information for SPRF Panelists


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program