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SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA)

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A brief guide NSF's Technical Reporting Requirements  has been updated to include the changes in the 2016 NSF Grants Proposal Guide. This guide should be used by Principal Investigators as a resource to find out 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 also find the Getting Started Guide useful.

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)
Trans-Atlantic Platform 2016 Digging into Data Challenge (T-AP DiD)

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Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Posted December 21, 2015

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Posted November 5, 2015

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Posted October 14, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Posted October 14, 2015

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
(NSF  15-602) Posted August 20, 2015


Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016, Applies to both tracks

Science of Science and Innovation Policy
(PD  09-7626) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
(NSF  15-583) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences
(NSF  15-602) Full Proposal: February 29, 2016

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Full Proposal: March 22, 2016


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Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
Outreach

February 22, 2016
Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials and Applications in Next-Generation Energy-Storage Technologies
Lecture

February 29, 2016  - March 1, 2016
NSF Grants Conference in Portland, Oregon
Outreach

March 21, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Workshop

March 22, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Workshop




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