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Federal Research, Funding, and Policy

Learn about the federal institutes and agencies that support research and training for psychological scientists.

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Propose a Topic for the NSF Convergence Accelerator by 6/24

The National Science Foundation requests input on future topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator Pilot, an initiative to facilitate multidisciplinary teams in executing fundamental research of national importance. Researchers and stakeholders from institutions of higher education, industry, nonprofits, and government entities are encouraged to submit concepts. Behavioral scientists can offer valuable information on broad topics with benefits to society and should consider proposing ideas. More

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Suggest a Health-Related Topic for Evidence Review by AHRQ by 6/7

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Effective Health Care Program requests suggestions for new evidence review topics for the upcoming year. AHRQ produces evidence reports examining existing published research on topics representing significant burdens and high costs to large populations. Researchers, clinicians, and members of the public are all invited to submit topic suggestions. More

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NSF ADVANCE Program Solicitation for Strategies to Promote Equity in STEM Workforce

The National Science Foundation has announced a solicitation for proposals to the ADVANCE program, which supports research-based strategies to promote gender, racial, and ethnic equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Through this solicitation, NSF intends to grant a total of $30,000,000 to universities and other organizations that propose systemic changes that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces. More

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NSF Launches Competition for Career Development App Prototypes

The National Science Foundation has launched the second part of the Career Compass Challenge, an NSF effort to modernize the US workforce in the public and private sectors through technology solutions that will help employees advance their careers and learn new skills and interests. In this second part of the challenge, NSF seeks submissions of working prototypes of an app that will recognize employee strengths and goals, recommend possible future careers, and suggest paths for training and development. More