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SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships  (SPRF)

Clarification Notice for SPRF Submissions

The Project Description must contain, as a separate section within the narrative, a section labeled "Broader Impacts of the Proposed Activities".  This section is required regardless of whether the proposal is in the BP track or in the IBSS track.

Important Announcement

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) Program are now available and can be accessed via publication NSF 14-109.


Name Email Phone Room
Fahmida  N. Chowdhury-Program Officer fchowdhu@nsf.gov (703) 292-4672   
Lisa  M. Jackson-Pgm Specialist lmjackso@nsf.gov (703) 292-7882   


Solicitation  14-595

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  October 31, 2016

Last Monday in October, Annually Thereafter


The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS).  See the full text of the solicitation for detailed description of these tracks.


This program provides educational opportunities for  Postdoctoral Fellows . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.


Useful Information for SPRF Candidates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) Program

Forms for 2010-2012 Fellowship Awardees

Information for 2010-2012 Fellowship Awardees


What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program


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