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Grants to USA and Israel scientist teams associated with nonprofit organizations, including government research institutions and IHEs, for research projects related to cognitive and neural systems. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Funding is intended for high-risk projects that have the potential for high reward.
This program calls for innovative, convergent, boundary-crossing proposals that can best capture those opportunities and map out new research frontiers. NSF seeks proposals that pursue high-value scientific and technical risks by transcending the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts. This cross-directorate program is one element of NSF’s participation in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. NSF envisions a connected portfolio of transformative, integrative projects that create synergistic links across investigators and communities, yielding novel ways of tackling the challenges of understanding the brain in action and in context.
The program focuses on four aspects of neural and cognitive systems that are current targets of converging interdisciplinary interests. NCS projects must advance the foundations of one or more of these focus areas, as described further within the solicitation:
Proposals must address both risk and reward: high-risk, high-payoff approaches are expected. Proposals must also go beyond the scope of any NSF core program, or they will not be considered responsive to this solicitation.
NCS will consider two classes of proposals:
Estimated Size of Grant:
BSF will adhere to the NSF decision regarding the duration of the project.
Proposal Submission for US Scientists: https://identity.research.gov/sso/UI/Login?submit=Sign+In+to+FastLane%2FResearch.gov
Proposal Submission for Israeli Scientists: https://www.bsf.org.il/login/
Questions regarding the suitability of the proposed research for this program should be directed by the U.S. applicant(s) to program officer in the relevant programs at the NSF.
Other questions regarding this call for proposals can be discussed with the BSF staff by mail or by phone (972-2-5828239): Dr. Rachel (Heni) Haring (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 110) or Ms. Yael Dressler (email@example.com ext. 103). Questions regarding the online application system should be directed to Ms. Orli Rozencwajg (firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 109).
NCS Program Team:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.