Psychological scientists looking to apply for funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) may be interested in the following January and February deadlines:
- Developmental Sciences (DS): January 15, 2021 & July 15, 2021
The DS program supports basic research in cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research should increase scientific understanding of these developmental processes.
- Social Psychology: January 15, 2021 & July 15, 2021
The Social Psychology program supports research in social psychology that carries strong potential for creating transformative advances in the basic understanding of human social behavior. Topics supported include social cognition, attitudes, stereotypes, motivation, decision making, social and affective neuroscience, personality and individual differences, and more.
- Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence Program (SL): January 20, 2021 & July 14, 2021
The SL program supports research into the processes and mechanisms of learning and on how human cognitive function can be expanded through interactions with others. The program supports research studying learning in individuals and in groups with levels of analysis ranging from brain systems; to cognitive, affective, and behavioral processes; to social and cultural influences
- Law & Science (LS): January 15, 2021
The LS program is an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological program that supports research on the connection between human behavior and law, legal institutions, or the legal process. The program addresses behavioral and social science studies of law and law-like systems of rule.
- Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS): January 18, 2021
The DRMS program seeks proposals directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Funded research must be grounded in theory and generalizable.
- Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS): January 28, 2021
The MMS program supports the development of analytical and statistical methods and models in the behavioral, social, and economic sciences. Proposals should be grounded in theory and should have the potential for utility for multiple fields within behavioral, social, and economic sciences.
Research Grants Only: January 15, 2021 – February 1, 2021; July 15, 2021 – August 2, 2021
Conference Grants Only: May 15, 2021 – June 15, 2021
The PAC program funds basic behavioral research focused on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Areas of interest include but are not limited to, vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, written and spoken language, spatial cognition, motor control, categorization, reasoning, and concept formation.
- Science of Organizations (SoO): February 2, 2021
The SoO program funds research that advances the scientific understanding of how organizations develop, form, and operate. Topics for consideration include structures, routines, effectiveness, competitiveness, innovation, dynamics, change, and evolution.
- Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro): February 11, 2021
The CogNeuro program seeks grant proposals aimed at advancing understanding of the neural mechanisms of human cognition. Central research topics for consideration include the neuroscience of attention, learning, memory, decision making, language, social cognition, and emotions.
- Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS): See guidance for more information
The HNDS program supports research and infrastructure that use data science to enable new types of data-intensive research and seek to understand the full range of human networks. HNDS has two components—infrastructure and core research. The program is especially interested in proposals focused on data-rich insights about human networks that improve health, prosperity, and security.