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Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences


Linguistics


Important Notice

The Linguistics program now has its own solicitation for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) proposals.  This solicitation may be accessed at: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505033&org=SBE&from=home
CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Joan  Maling-Program Director jmaling@nsf.gov (703) 292-8046  995 N  
William  Badecker-Program Director wbadecke@nsf.gov (703) 292-5069  995 N  
Kenyatta  Johnson-Pgm Specialist kenjohns@nsf.gov (703) 292-4850  995 N  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 98-1311 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date

    January 16, 2018

    January 15, Annually Thereafter

    July 16, 2018

    July 15, Annually Thereafter

Target Dates: January 15 and July 15 annually, or the next federal business day if the target date falls on a weekend or a federal holiday. We anticipate that the panels will meet in April and November of each year, and that PIs will be notified within a few months after the meeting.


SYNOPSIS

The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, semantics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.

The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):

  • What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
  • What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
  • How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of natural language and/or language processing?
  • What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various grammatical properties of language? 
  • How does language develop in children?
  • What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?

Because NSF's mandate is to support basic research, the Linguistics Program does not fund research that takes as its primary goal improved clinical practice or applied policy, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction.

The Linguistics Program accepts proposals for a variety of project types: research proposals from scholars with PhDs or equivalent degrees, proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards, and CAREER proposals. We will also consider proposals for workshops and conferences. Funding requests for workshop and conference support should be submitted as independent proposals, rather than embedded as part of a regular research proposal, unless prior approval from a Program Officer has been obtained. Proposals for workshops and conferences to be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.

For more information about Multidisciplinary Research and Training Opportunities, please visit the SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities web site.


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