Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
Behavioral Systems Cluster
This program has been archived.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
The Behavioral Systems thematic area focuses on the development, function, mechanisms, and evolution of behavior, biological rhythms, and interactions between organisms including animals, plants, and microbes. This area supports research on social and reproductive behavior; behavioral ecology and physiology; neural and hormonal mechanisms of behavior; immunology of behavior; animal cognition and communication. Behavioral Systems encompasses physiological responses, chemical communication, and reproductive consequences of plant interactions with other organisms. Proposals that use functional genomics to understand physiological and behavioral adaptations to environmental stimuli and stress are encouraged.
Diane Witt. Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroendocrinology, neural mechanisms underlying behavior and neuroendocrine regulation of brain-behavior relationships, including reproductive/social behavior, learning and memory, and biological rhythms in animals
Michael Beecher. Ontogeny, phylogeny, causation, and function of behavior
John Byers. Ontogeny, phylogeny, causation, and function of behavior
Michael Mishkind. Plant-Biotic Interactions, molecular and physiological responses to pathogens and non-pathogenic organisms
Frontiers in Evolutionary Biology - a workshop report
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program