The National Science Foundation (NSF) program in Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) is holding a webinar on Monday, October 22, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT to discuss new a new grant opportunity available through the program.
In 2019, NCS is inviting scientists to apply for NCS funding via the FRONTIERS opportunity, which, according to NSF, supports integrative, interdisciplinary projects that advance and connect multiple integrative research threads to tackle significant challenges.
Psychological scientists interested in this new funding mechanism available for NCS should attend the October 22 webinar and are required to submit a letter of intent to the program by December 7, 2018. Full proposals are due February 26, 2019.
In general, the NCS program supports research questions of interest to psychological scientists.
“The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interwoven fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches,” says NSF.
Current topics supported by the NCS program include:
- Neuroengineering and brain-inspired concepts and designs
- Individuality and variation
- Cognitive and neural processes in realistic, complex environments
- Data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science