International funding opportunity: ‘Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World’

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Accelerating a robust recovery for communities large and small.


April 13, 2021

Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World is a new international funding opportunity supporting social, behavioral and economic science research on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized through the Trans-Atlantic Platform, the endeavor is a partnership between the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences and scientific funding agencies in 11 other countries.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many aspects of our lives, challenging people and families around the world. It raises new questions about social and behavioral aspects of public health, the economy, education and more,” says Arthur Lupia, head of NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. “Social science research on an international scale can improve our understanding of the pandemic’s effects and accelerate a robust recovery for communities large and small.”

Proposals must be submitted by July 12, 2021 through the Trans-Atlantic Platform’s website. Proposals requesting NSF funding must fit within the scientific purview of NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate. Researchers are thus encouraged to contact NSF program director Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong to discuss their proposed projects prior to submission.

Please visit Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World for the full call for proposals including international team composition requirements and detailed instructions. 

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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