National Science Foundation (NSF)

White House Announces BRAIN Initiative

President Barack Obama has announced the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, an ambitious program designed to treat, cure, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and other brain disorders. The President has designated $100 million for the new program in his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. According More

NSF Seeks New Director for Behavioral and Social Science Programs

The National Science Foundation’s is initiating a national search for the Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE), Myron Gutmann has served in this position, with distinction, since November 2009. The Assistant Director, SBE, manages a Directorate comprising the division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), the division More

New Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) Competition

The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) has a two new support opportunities for Interdisciplinary research projects under solicitation number NSF 12-614. Proposals for: 1. IBSS Large Interdisciplinary Research Projects. Large interdisciplinary research projects may be supported by awards as large as $1,000,000. 2. IBSS Interdisciplinary Team Exploratory Projects. More

Ten Tips for Applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships ( are a fabulous external funding source for graduate students in psychology. These fellowships provide generous funding for three years, are prestigious early career honors that can bolster future grant applications, and provide an escape from teaching obligations (if desired). But these fellowships More