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Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience  (CRCNS)


If you are submitting a proposal to CRCNS for the upcoming November 25, 2019 deadline, please note the following:

Research.gov: Due to technical limitations, proposals for CRCNS are not being accepted on Research.gov. For the November 25, 2019 deadline, proposals must be submitted via FastLane or Grants.gov.

NIH clinical trials definition: For research projects that 1) involve human subjects and 2) have public health relevance, applicants should refer to the agency-specific information for NIH and contact the NIH Chair as needed.


CRCNS MULTILATERAL PROJECTS

In addition to domestic and bilateral international proposals, the CRCNS program encourages proposals for projects involving more than two countries. For proposals due November 25, 2019, the following multilateral country combinations are possible: France-Germany-US, France-Germany-Israel-US, France-Israel-US, France-Israel-Japan-US, France-Japan-US, Germany-Israel-US, Israel-Japan-US. Multilateral projects may also involve unfunded collaborators from additional countries. For more information about topical appropriateness, project scope, or budget needs, proposers are encouraged to contact the CRCNS Program Coordinator - NSF.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Kenneth  Whang kwhang@nsf.gov (703) 292-5149   
Jasmine  Owens jowens@nsf.gov (703) 292-8377   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-591

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


SYNOPSIS

Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines.

Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII), both of Spain, support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:

Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and

Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.

Domestic and international projects will be considered. As detailed in the solicitation, international components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by the participating agencies. Specific CRCNS opportunities for parallel funding are available for bilateral US-German Research Proposals, US-German Data Sharing Proposals, US-French Research Proposals, US-French Data Sharing Proposals, US-Israeli Research Proposals, US-Israeli Data Sharing Proposals, US-Japanese Research Proposals, US-Japanese Data Sharing Proposals, US-Spanish Research Proposals, US-Spanish Data Sharing Proposals, and multilateral proposals involving the United States and two or more CRCNS partner countries (please see Section VIII of the solicitation for country-specific instructions and limitations).

Appropriate scientific areas of investigations may be related to the interests of any of the participating funding organizations. Questions concerning a particular project's focus, direction, and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to the appropriate person in the list of agency contacts found in Section VIII of the solicitation.

NSF will coordinate and manage the review of proposals jointly with participating domestic and foreign funding organizations, through a joint panel review process used by all participating funders. Additional information is available in Section VI of the solicitation.


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