NSF Cognitive Neuroscience Grants

The Cognitive Neuroscience Program within NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks highly innovative and interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through time. Full proposal target dates: August 14, 2017 (August 13 annually thereafter) and February 12, 2018 (February 11 annually thereafter).

Topics may bear on core functions such as sensory, learning, language, reasoning, emotion, and executive processes, or more specialized processes such as empathy, creativity, representation of self and other, or intentionality, among many other possibilities. Topics may also include how such processes develop and change in the brain.

The program is particularly interested in supporting the development of new techniques and technologies for recording, analyzing, and modeling complex brain activity. Such projects should include a plan for sharing new software and other technologies with the research community at large.

For more information, visit the NSF Cognitive Neuroscience Program.