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Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. NSF CAREER and more: Selecting the right option for you. Amber L. Story Deputy Division Director Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences April 29, 2011. NSF in a Nutshell. Supports BASIC research

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Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences

NSF CAREER and more: Selecting the right option for you

Amber L. StoryDeputy Division DirectorDirectorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic SciencesApril 29, 2011

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NSF in a Nutshell
  • Supports BASIC research
  • Discipline-based structure but adaptive
  • Cross-disciplinary mechanisms
  • Uses grant mechanism
  • Independent Agency
  • National Science Board
  • Use of Rotators/IPAs
  • Low overhead; highly automated
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What we Support at NSF

NSF supports basic research

across all fields of science, including:

NSF does not support applied research, such as:

  • Social Sciences
  • Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences
  • Chemical sciences
  • Computer and information science
  • Engineering
  • Geological sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Physics and astronomy
  • Clinical research
  • Counseling
  • Business
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Practice-oriented professional degree programs or,
  • Classified research
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Finding the Right Program
  • Understanding the structure of NSF
  • Explore recent awards at http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/
  • Sign up to get NSF updates, including funding opportunities, by email at http://nsf.gov/
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National Science Foundation

National Science Board

Director

Deputy Director

Inspector General

Staff Offices

Computer &

Information

Science

& Engineering

Mathematics

& Physical

Sciences

Biological

Sciences

Engineering

Geosciences

Budget, Finance & Award Management

Information Resource

Management

Social, Behavioral

& Economic

Sciences

Education

& Human

Resources

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National Science Foundation

Directorate for Social,

Behavioral & Economic Sciences

Office of Multidisciplinary Activities

Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

Division of Social and Economic Sciences

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Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive Neuroscience

Documenting Endangered Languages

Developmental & Learning Sciences

Archaeology

Perception, Action & Cognition

Cultural Anthropology

Linguistics

Physical Anthropology

Social Psychology

Geography & Regional Science

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Pathways to Support and Funding Opportunities
  • Standing Programs
    • Traditional unsolicited proposals
    • CAREER grants
  • Special solicitations
  • Dear Colleague Letter
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Pathways to NSF Support

CAREER Proposals

  • Available in all NSF programs
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Single scholar award
  • $400,000, 5-years minimum award
  • Three proposals lifetime limit
  • Mid to late July deadline (varies by discipline and year)
  • High Prestige/High Expectations
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
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Contact Information
  • CAREER Contacts
  • Each directorate and even some divisions has a point of contact for the CAREER program. These individuals can answer questions about eligibility and the particulars of the program. They are listed at…
  • http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/career/contacts.jsp
  • If however, you have a question about the content of your proposal, the science and its implications, you should contact the program director in charge of the standing program to which you are applying.
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Pathways to Support and Funding Opportunities
  • Standing Programs
    • Traditional unsolicited proposals
    • CAREER grants
  • Special solicitations
  • Dear Colleague Letter
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Special Solicitations

Cross Directorate Activities

  • ADVANCE: Increasing Participation & Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT)
  • Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
  • Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
  • Research Coordination Networks (RCN)
  • Science and Technology Centers (STC)
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Cross Directorate Activities and Opportunities (cont.)
  • Social-Computational Systems (SoCS)
  • Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum (EARS)
  • Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
  • Ecology of Infectious Diseases
  • Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (VOSS)
  • Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI)
  • Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM)
  • Cyber Learning Transforming Education
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Pathways to Support and Funding Opportunities
  • Standing Programs
    • Traditional unsolicited proposals
    • CAREER grants
  • Special solicitations
  • Dear Colleague Letter
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Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
  • Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 11-022)
  • Special Solicitations
    • Dimensions of Biodiversity
  • Emphases in ongoing solicitations
    • Partnerships for International Research and Education
    • Research Coordination Networks
    • Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
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CyberInfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CiF21)
  • Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 10-015)
  • Special Solicitations
    • Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI^2)
  • Emphases in ongoing solicitations
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Thank you!
  • Please feel free to contact me at…
  • Amber L. Story, Ph.D.
  • Deputy Division Director
  • Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
  • Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Cognitive Sciences
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Voice: (703) 292-7249
  • Fax: (703) 292-9068
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