Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)
|Jasmine Owensfirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-8377|
|Kenneth Whangemail@example.com||(703) 292-5149|
Questions concerning a particular project’s focus, direction and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to:
The French National Research Agency (ANR) will consider US-French Research Proposals and US-French Data Sharing Proposals, Multilateral Research Proposals, and Multilateral Data Sharing Proposals involving the United States and the partnering countries Germany and/or Israel, submitted to NSF in response to this solicitation. ANR will finance projects of maximum four years. The modalities of participation of the French applicants are presented in the annex to this solicitation available on the ANR website at http://www.anr.fr/crcns-2018. ANR strongly encourages the signature of a consortium agreement covering financial and intellectual property issues as well as the management and delivery of project activities. It is not necessary to submit a parallel proposal directly to ANR; nonetheless, a notification of submission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com within one week following the NSF proposal deadline.
The French applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ANR prior to submission:
Mathieu Girerd, Scientific Officer, Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies Department, telephone: +33 1 7354 8213, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheyla Mejia, Scientific Officer, Biology and Health Department, telephone: +33 1 7809 8014, email: email@example.com
Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research will consider US-German Research Proposals, US-German Data Sharing Proposals, and Multilateral Research and Data Sharing Proposals involving the United States and the partnering countries France and/or Israel, submitted in response to this solicitation. The durations of these projects are expected to be no greater than three years. Investigators contemplating projects that would require longer durations are advised to discuss their project requirements with the appropriate agency contact(s) before submitting. Collaborating investigators in projects selected for funding that involve Germany will provide assurance to BMBF that a cooperation agreement, covering issues including intellectual property, has been established. A proposal with the same project description as the proposal to NSF must be submitted by the German PI to BMBF. German applicants are referred to the BMBF Richtlinien (http://www.gesundheitsforschung-bmbf.de/de/6962.php) for further instructions, and are urged to contact the project management organization for advice on applications:
The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation will consider US-Israeli Research Proposals, US-Israeli Data Sharing Proposals, Multilateral Research Proposals, and Multilateral Data Sharing Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation. No more than five years of support may be requested. A proposal with the same project description as the proposal to NSF must be submitted by the Israeli PI to the BSF. The budget for the Israeli component of the project should be expressed in US Dollars. Submittal instructions are available at: http://www.bsf.org.il/ElectronicSubmission/GatewayFormsAndGuidelines.aspx?PageId=7&innerTextID=0
Questions should be directed to:
Yael Dressler, telephone: +972-2-5828239, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Haring, telephone: +972-2-5828239, email: email@example.com
Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) will consider US-Japanese Research Proposals, US-Japanese Data Sharing Proposals, and Multilateral Research and Data Sharing Proposals involving the United States and Israel, submitted in response to this solicitation. The durations of these projects are expected to be no greater than three years. In a supplementary document, investigators should provide assurance that an agreement covering issues such as intellectual property has been or will be established within a reasonable time after the notifications of awarded projects.
There are two types of US-Japanese projects: one is under NICT’s extramural Commissioned ICT Research and Development Program, and the other is under NICT’s intramural R&D funding program for NICT researchers. Projects may involve extramural or intramural Japanese investigators, but not both. A proposal with the same project description as the proposal to NSF must be submitted by the Japanese PI to NICT. Japanese applicants should refer to NICT’s solicitation (Japanese language only) for more information.
CRCNS is affiliated with the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research (http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/), and involves eight participating NIH Institutes and Centers. An NIH Notice (***ADD NEW URL***) is being issued in parallel with this solicitation. Proposals are selected for potential NIH funding on the basis of the common CRCNS joint review process; resubmission of proposals directly to NIH is by invitation only. No NIH awards will exceed $250,000 per year in direct costs. Further questions may be directed to:
Michele Ferrante (NIH Chair), Program Director, Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, telephone: (301) 435-6782, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wen Chen, Program Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, telephone: (301) 451-3989, email: email@example.com
James Gnadt, Program Director, Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, telephone: (301) 496-9964, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John A. Matochik, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, telephone: (301) 451-7319, email: email@example.com
Grace C. Y. Peng, Program Director, Discovery Science and Technology, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, telephone: (301) 451-4778, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vani Pariyadath, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Drug Abuse, telephone: (301) 443-3209, email: email@example.com
Amy Poremba, Program Director, Central Pathways for Hearing and Balance, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, telephone: (301) 496-1804, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheri Wiggs, Program Director, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye Institute, telephone: (301) 451-2020, email: email@example.com
Bradley Wise, Acting Deputy Director and Chief of the Neurobiology of Aging Branch, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging, telephone: (301) 496-9350, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further questions for NSF program officers may be directed to:
Kenneth Whang, Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, telephone: (703) 292-5149, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: email@example.com
Jordan Berg, Program Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, telephone: (703) 292-5365, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Program Director, Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems, telephone: (703) 292-2485, email: email@example.com
Michele Grimm, Program Director, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, telephone: (703) 292-4641, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uri Hasson, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7267, email: email@example.com
Maija Kukla, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, telephone: (703) 292-4940, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Leland, Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7285, email: email@example.com
William L. Miller, Science Advisor, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, telephone: (703) 292-7886, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Floh Thiels, Program Director, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, telephone: (703) 292-8167, email: email@example.com
Junping Wang, Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-4488, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Information for Proposers
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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.
Full Proposal Deadline Date
January 5, 2018
Deadline for FY 2018 competition
November 27, 2018
Deadline for FY 2019 competition
Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines.
Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), and Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and
Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.
Domestic and international projects will be considered. As detailed in the solicitation, international components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by the participating agencies. Specific CRCNS opportunities for parallel funding are available for bilateral US-German Research Proposals, US-German Data Sharing Proposals, US-French Research Proposals, US-French Data Sharing Proposals, US-Israeli Research Proposals, US-Israeli Data Sharing Proposals, US-Japanese Research Proposals, US-Japanese Data Sharing Proposals, and multilateral proposals involving the United States and two or more partnering countries (Germany, France, Israel, and/or Japan; please see Section VIII of the solicitation for country-specific instructions and limitations).
Appropriate scientific areas of investigations may be related to the interests of any of the participating funding organizations. Questions concerning a particular project's focus, direction, and relevance to a participating funding organization should be addressed to the appropriate person in the list of agency contacts found in Section VIII of the solicitation.
NSF will coordinate and manage the review of proposals jointly with participating domestic and foreign funding organizations, through a joint panel review process used by all participating funders. Additional information is available in Section VI of the solicitation.