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NSF Proposals for I/UCRCs in Areas Relevant to the Forensic Sciences

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) have partnered as co-sponsors to welcome proposals for establishment of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers in areas relevant to the forensic sciences. With permission from the Principal Investigator (PI), NIJ will share in evaluation of forensics-related I/UCRC proposals, and may co-sponsor successful proposals.

The I/UCRC program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academia, and government. The centers are catalyzed by a small investment from NSF; their research is primarily funded by center members, with NSF playing a supporting role in the development and evolution of the center. These sponsorship roles can be shared by NSF and NIJ for forensics-relevant I/UCRCs, providing additional valuable perspective.

Proposals are welcome on a range of topics relevant to the forensic sciences. Examples of center foci that would be considered relevant and of interest include but are not limited to: human judgment and decision making…

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Stimulating Research Related to the Science of Broadening Participation

Building on previous investments, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) and the Directorate for Education & Human Resources (EHR) announce their interest in stimulating research related to the Science of Broadening Participation (SBP). The Science of Broadening Participation will employ the theories, methods, and analytic techniques of the social, behavioral, economic, and learning sciences to better understand the barriers that hinder and factors that enhance our ability to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The results of these efforts will inform approaches to increase the access and involvement of underrepresented groups in STEM and to strengthen our national STEM capabilities and competitive advantage. Ultimately, the SBP research will provide scientific evidence that STEM educators, STEM employers, and policy makers need to make informed decisions and to design effective programs and interventions. In fiscal year 2014, SBE and EHR will partner to support SBP research…

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Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) Competition Seeks Submissions

Since 2010, the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (NSF/SBE) has provided matching funds for core SBE programs to facilitate their support of interdisciplinary research projects reviewed independently or coreviewed by multiple programs. The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition seeks to support research conducted by behavioral and social scientists as collaborating members of teams that come from multiple disciplines, who engage in integrated research that employs methods and techniques from multiple disciplines, and whose results are likely to enhance theories and/or methodological approaches or have other stimulating and/or catalytic impact across a range of disciplinary fields.

The IBSS competition invites proposals for two different kinds of projects:

IBSS Large Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Large interdisciplinary research projects may be supported by awards as large as $1 million. Budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the project to be conducted. Most projects will extend…

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Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Pilot Seeks Proposals

The Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) pilot seeks to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research. INSPIRE has no targeted themes and serves as a funding mechanism for proposalsthat are required both to be interdisciplinary and to exhibit potentially transformative research (IDR and PTR, respectively). Complementing existing NSF efforts, INSPIRE was created to handle proposals whose:

Scientific advances lie outside the scope of a single program or discipline, such that substantial funding support from more than one program or discipline is necessary. Lines of research promise transformational advances. Prospective discoveries reside at the interfaces of disciplinary boundaries that may not be recognized through traditional review or coreview.

Proposals meeting INSPIRE criteria will be considered for funding on any NSF-supported topic and may be submitted after August 1, 2014. Awards will generally support an individual principal investigation or a small…

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MRN fMRI Image Acquisition and Analyses Course 2014

The mind research network will hold a course on “fMRI Image Acquisition and Analysis” October 16–18, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The class will be held at The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information visit the following URL: www.mindsetconsultinggroup.com/what-we-do/education/mrn-fmri-image-acquisition-and-analyses-course-2014

 

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Innovative Assessment of Collaboration Prospectus for a 2-Day Working Meeting

The rapidly growing literature on teamwork and collaborative problem solving suggests that these skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s organizations. However, the significant developments in these domains are occurring across different research communities and as a result, are largely independent of one another.

Educational Testing Service (ETS) is hosting a two-day working meeting organized around five thematic panels that will bring together researchers in organizational teaming, educational collaboration, tutoring, simulation, and gaming, as well as, those involved in statistical and psychometric process modeling so that practitioners and researchers who approach teamwork and collaborative problem solving from different perspectives can come together to share their insights and contribute to the development of reliable and valid collaborative assessment.

The meeting will be held Monday, November 3 through Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in Washington, DC.

For inquiries, please email IAC2014@ets.org.

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2014 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting

The 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society will be held in Long Beach, California, USA November 20–23, 2014.  Registration is free and now open. This year’s Keynote Address will be given by Larry Jacoby of Washington University in St. Louis.  There will be Invited Symposia in addition to a full slate of spoken papers and posters by Fellows, Members, and students.

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The Good Judgment Project Seeks Participants

The Good Judgment Project is a 4-year research study begun in mid-2011 and organized as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament. The GJP is looking for people around the world who might value participating in a massive forecasting tournament, either as question generators, as forecasters, or as both. To volunteer as a forecaster, click here. Those who would rather serve as subject matter experts and assist with identifying the key properties of forecasting questions can complete the survey here. The tournament will begin on August 20.

Forecasting Tournaments: Tools for Increasing Transparency and Improving the Quality of Debate Philip E. Tetlock, Barbara A. Mellers, Nick Rohrbaugh, and Eva Chen

 

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American Philosophical Society Announces Grants

The American Philosophical Society has announced two grants for the 2014–2015 school year.

The Franklin Research Grant is a collection of small grants to scholars intended to support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the cost of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate or to have published work of doctoral character and quality. PhD candidates are not eligible to apply, but the Society is especially interested in supporting the work of young scholars who have recently received the doctorate. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $6,000; deadlines are October 1 and December 1, with notification in January and March respectively.

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field…

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Conference to Focus on Milgram Paradigm

Milgram_call_Dec2014The Obedience to Authority Conference will be held December 9–11, 2014, in Kolomna, Russia. The conference will focus on discussion of research in the field of Stanley Milgram’s experimental obedience paradigm. Russian and international researchers with diverse academic backgrounds and career levels are encouraged to register. For more information, visit www.milgram.ru/en.

 

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4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment

The 4th European Conference on Symptom Validity Assessment will be held June 11–12, 2015, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.  Visit www.tmfi.nl/symptomvalidity for more information.

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Advancing the Science of Imagination: Toward an “Imagination Quotient”

Award amounts up to $200,000.  The Imagination Institute announces an international grants competition for research and intervention projects on the measurement and improvement of imagination.

Deadline: September 30, 2014

For more information go to: imagination-institute.org

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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2014 Annual Meeting

The HFES 2014 Annual Meeting will be held October 27–31, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

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Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)

Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 12-14 March 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Call for Submissions Open Symposium Deadline: 17 September 2014 Poster Deadline: 30 September 2014

The Association for Psychological Science and the members of the Initiative for Integrative Psychological Science invite the international community of psychological scientists and related disciplines to a major new event: the International Convention of Psychological Science. ICPS attendees will hear the latest scientific findings across several broad themes, and through the unique pairing of symposia and methodological workshops, will learn valuable skills to further the body of knowledge in ways that are only possible through an integrative focus. ICPS speakers are among the world’s most distinguished…

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2015 APS Annual Convention

The 2015 APS Annual Convention will be held May 21-24, 2015, in New York City. Watch the APS Convention website for more details.

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SARMAC 11th Annual Meeting

The Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC) 11th annual meeting will be held June 24–27, 2015, in Victoria, BC, Canada.  Visit www.sarmac.org/upcoming-conferences for more information.

This is the photo of a dock in Victoria, British Columbia, along with the SARMAC logo.

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ABSAME: A Forum for Behavioral Sciences and Health Professions Education

The 44th Anniversary Meeting of ABSAME will be held October 16–18, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, California. This year’s theme, “The Behavioral Science of Interprofessional Education: Confronting Issues of Hierarchy and Power” lends itself to exploration of many of the issues surrounding interprofessional education that must be recognized and addressed so our students can become fully participating members of highly functioning teams. Issues of teamwork, power imbalance, power structures, conflict resolution, communication strategies, roles, personal/professional identity, and how the arts and humanities can aid in creating more humane health care providers will be addressed. The call for abstracts closes May 19, and general registration opens July 1. For more information, visit the ABSAME homepage.

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2015 National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology

The 37th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, cosponsored by the Association for Psychological Science, the University of South Florida Department of Psychology, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology will be held January 3–6, 2015, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Registration is limited to 375 participants; early registration is highly recommended. Poster session proposals should be received by October 1, 2014, to guarantee space in the program, although later submissions will be considered if poster space remains available. The conference program includes four morning workshops on the first day, three poster sessions, three participant idea exchanges, social hours, book and software displays, and 30 featured speakers, well-known for their excellence in teaching psychology. The conference registration fee is $545, which will also include buffet breakfasts and lunches, refreshments at coffee breaks and poster sessions, and an evening reception. For more…

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NIH Funding Opportunity: Modeling Social Behavior

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The National Institutes of Health have announced a research project grant on Modeling Social Behavior, issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for developing and testing innovative theories and computational, mathematical, or engineering approaches to deepen our understanding of complex social behavior. This research will examine phenomena at multiple scales to address the emergence of collective behaviors that arise from individual elements or parts of a system working together. Emergence can also describe the functioning of a system within the context of its environment. Often properties we associate with a system itself are in actuality properties of the relationships and interactions between a system and its environment. This FOA will support research that explores the often complex and dynamic…

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