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Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences


Perception, Action & Cognition  (PAC)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Betty  K. Tuller - Program Director btuller@nsf.gov (703) 292-7238  W13158  
Larry  Gottlob-Program Director lgottlob@nsf.gov (703) 292-4383  W13188  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Apply to PD 09-7252 as follows:

For full proposals submitted via FastLane: standard NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide proposal preparation guidelines apply.
For full proposals submitted via Grants.gov: the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines applies. (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 19-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Window

    January 15, 2020 - February 3, 2020

    January 15 - February 1, Annually Thereafter

        The above proposal window is for research proposals only. Conference proposals should not be submitted during this submission window.

    May 15, 2020 - June 15, 2020

    May 15 - June 15, Annually Thereafter

        The above proposal window is only for conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.

    July 15, 2020 - August 3, 2020

    July 15 - August 1, Annually Thereafter

        The above proposal window is for research proposals only. Conference proposals should not be submitted during this submission window.

Please Note: Individuals considering submitting a conference proposal are strongly encouraged to contact the PAC program officers prior to submitting a full proposal by e-mailing a one-page summary of the topic and scope of the conference, the anticipated speakers, and the anticipated budget request.


SYNOPSIS

The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas related to typical human behavior with particular focus on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, written and spoken language, spatial cognition, motor control, categorization, reasoning, and concept formation. Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes, epigenetics of cognition, computational models of cognition, and cross-modal and multimodal processing. The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic and neural-inspired computation, ecological approaches, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies spanning the range of experimentation and modeling.  The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs both within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate and across other directorates.  

Note: Proposals may be returned without review if the major focus is 1) the organization of neural activity or brain networks; 2) understanding clinical populations; or 3) non-human animals without a clear and direct impact on our understanding of human perception, action, or cognition. Investigators are encouraged to send the program director a one-page summary of the proposed research before submitting a proposal, in order to determine its appropriateness for the PAC program.

Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information: Note that a single-copy document that accompanies the proposal but technically is not part of the proposal must be submitted to provide information about the collaborators and other affiliations of all individuals serving as a PI, co-PI, or senior personnel. This information should be prepared in accordance with the PAPPG Chapter II.C.1. For additional information about the submission of information about collaborators and other affiliations, refer to https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp .

Additional Funding Opportunities for the BCS Community may be found at http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=BCS

Individuals interested in serving as ad hoc reviewers for the PAC program are encouraged to complete a brief survey to be entered into a database of potential reviewers.

Individuals interested in receiving periodic updates on program developments, new solicitations, and other opportunities relevant to the PAC community should use this link to be entered into the PAC mailing list. 


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