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Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences


Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants  (BA-DDRIG)


Important Message

October 2017

Please note that the Biological Anthropology DDRIG competition has a revised solicitation (18-504) with the following changes:

  • If the proposal is a resubmission, the first paragraph of the Project Description must summarize how the proposal has responded to previous reviewer concerns.
  • Next target date: January 24, 2018

CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Rebecca  Ferrell-Program Director rferrell@nsf.gov (703) 292-7850   
Cori  Anderson-Pgm Specialist coanders@nsf.gov (703) 292-7388   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  18-504

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Target Date

    January 24, 2018

    July 20, 2018

    July 20, Annually Thereafter


SYNOPSIS

The Biological Anthropology Program supports multifaceted research to advance scientific knowledge of human biology and ecology, including understanding of our evolutionary history and mechanisms that have shaped human and nonhuman primate biological diversity. Supported research focuses on living and fossil forms of both human and nonhuman primates, addressing time scales ranging from the short-term to evolutionary, encompassing multiple levels of analysis (e.g., molecular, organismal, population, ecosystem), conducted in field, laboratory, captive, and computational research environments, and often incorporating interactions between human biology and culture. 

Areas of inquiry that promote understanding of the evolution, biology, and adaptability of our diverse species include, but are not limited to: genetic/epigenetic/genomic variation and relationship to phenotype; ecology and socioecology; functional anatomy and skeletal biology; and paleoanthropology and primate paleontology. Multidisciplinary research that integrates biological anthropology with related anthropological fields, such as archaeology, cultural anthropology, and forensic anthropology, also may receive support through the Program.

The Program contributes to the integration of education and basic research through support of dissertation projects conducted by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities.  This solicitation specifically addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for such Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grants.  Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these grants.  These awards are intended to enhance and improve the conduct of dissertation research by doctoral students who are pursuing research in biological anthropology that enhances basic scientific knowledge.


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

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


RELATED PROGRAMS

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program