Information Session for Faculty
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Interested in applying for funding from the National Science Foundation?
Please join us for an information session on NSF grants for social scientists and humanists:
Friday, October 16th
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
514 Illini Union Bookstore Building
The session will focus on non-computational proposals.
Recent NSF grant recipient Kathryn Clancy (Anthropology) will share her experience with the application process. Kevin Wise (Advertising; Institute of Communications Research) recently served on a review panel for the IBSS competition and will describe the application process from this perspective.
Nancy Abelmann, Associate VCR for Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields, and Maria Gillombardo, External Funding Coordinator - OVCR, will provide an overview of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) programs, including solicitations that emphasize interdisciplinary and collaborative research such as the Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) program. Tim Tufte, Pre-Award Shared Services Coordinator, will describe the services he provides through the Office of Sponsored Programs for faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences; he will also answer questions about budget and proposal preparation.
Also participating in the session are James Kuklinski (Political Science) and Carol Symes (History), OVCR External Grants Faculty Advisors for the social sciences and humanities.
Proposal writing for NSF competitions will also be discussed; copies of successful proposals will be available at the session.
Please RSVP to Kelley Frazier, 333-6771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested but cannot attend,
please also contact Kelley so we can provide you with materials.
For more information about NSF SBE grants and funding priorities:
SBE (Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences) Directorate
BCS = Division of Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences
SES = Division of Social & Economic Sciences
SMA = Office of Multidisciplinary Activities
“The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports…research that builds fundamental knowledge of human behavior, interaction, and social and economic systems, organizations and institutions. It does this through its Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) and Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES), and SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA).”
“Rebuilding the Mosaic: Fostering Research in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation in the Next Decade”: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf11086
Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) program
NSF Solicitation 15-588: Application deadline – December 1st (annually thereafter)
“The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple SBE disciplinary fields and that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple SBE disciplinary fields. Emphasis also is placed on the significance of expected intellectual contributions that are likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will enhance theoretical perspectives and advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple SBE disciplinary fields.
Although the IBSS competition will consider any proposal that addresses a topic for which the proposal makes a compelling case that the research will enhance broader theoretical understanding across multiple social and behavioral science fields, social and behavioral science researchers are especially encouraged to submit proposals for research on one of the following three broadly defined topics: Population Change; Sources and Consequences of Disparities; and Technology, New Media, and Social Networks.”
For full solicitation: