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SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA)

Important Announcements

A brief guide NSF's Technical Reporting Requirements is now available to inform Principal Investigators about the information that should be included in annual, final, and project outcome reports. As of March 18, 2013, all NSF reports must be submitted through Research.gov. PIs who have not had experience with the reporting modules in Research.gov may find the Getting Started Guide useful.

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.

About SMA

SMA provides a focal point for programmatic activities that cut across NSF and SBE boundaries, and is SBE's broadest mechanism for contributing to Administration and NSF priorities. While all SBE divisions pursue interdisciplinary work, SMA assists with seeding multidisciplinary activities for the future and plays a critical role in the development of infrastructure to support interdisciplinary activities. SMA also funds Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites programs, SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF), and the agency-wide Science of Learning Centers (SLCs).  Co-funding with other divisions in SBE and with other directorates is typical for SMA, as is participation in interagency activities.  All areas of SBE sciences are represented in the SMA portfolio.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR)
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF)
SBE Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites (SBE REU Sites) NSF Wide Flag
Science of Learning Centers (SLC) NSF Wide Flag
Science of Science and Innovation Policy (SciSIP)
Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
(NSF  15-523) Posted November 24, 2014

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Posted November 18, 2014

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2
(NSF  15-517) Posted November 17, 2014

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
(NSF  15-513) Posted November 6, 2014

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014


Upcoming Due Dates See All

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 22, 2015

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Letter of Intent: February 2, 2015

Science of Science and Innovation Policy
(PD  09-7626) Full Proposal: February 9, 2015

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
(NSF  15-513) Full Proposal: February 9, 2015


News See All

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Released September 8, 2014
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Released July 14, 2014
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Released March 19, 2014
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Released February 3, 2014
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Released January 14, 2014
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June 1, 2015  - June 2, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Tampa, FL
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