Bringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral and Economic Research Addresses National Challenges. This NSF report provides examples of the ways in which NSF-funded basic, social and behavioral science research bears on national security and economic interests.
Stimulating Research Related to the Use and Functioning of the Civil Justice System. Law and Social Sciences (LSS) scholars have a rich tradition of describing and explaining how people and organizations mobilize the law, and, in turn, how legal institutions respond to legal demands. In order to stimulate research concerning the use and functioning of the civil justice system, NSF's Law & Social Sciences program announces its continuing interest in supporting research in this area via a Dear Colleague Letter.
Accelerating Integrative Research in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. The National Science Foundation seeks proposals with the potential to transform neuroscience and cognitive science. For more information on this initiative, see the Dear Colleague Letter.
Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation. Building on the previous investments of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE) to stimulate research related to the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP), SBE and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) have now decided to partner with each other to support SBP research. For complete details concerning this endeavor, see the Dear Colleague Letter.
Interdisciplinary Research Across the SBE Sciences, Including a New Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences (IBSS) Competition. Based on feedback gathered during the SBE 2020 visioning process and presented in Rebuilding the Mosaic, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) encourages investigators to submit proposals that go beyond the boundaries of traditional disciplines, span across the existing core SBE programs, or extend outside the SBE sciences. A new Dear Colleague Letter outlines a range of options for pursuing support for interdisciplinary research that bridges the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences. Among these options is a new competition for Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (IBSS). Consult the IBSS website and the IBSS solicitation for more information.
SBE 2020 Update. The SBE 2020 Report, Rebuilding the Mosaic: Fostering Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation in the Next Decade is now available. A webcast on this report was released on December 1, 2011.