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LINGUIST List 18.3444

Mon Nov 19 2007

FYI: US NSF FY2008 Human & Social Dynamics solicitation

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        1.    Terry Langendoen, US NSF FY2008 Human & Social Dynamics solicitation

Message 1: US NSF FY2008 Human & Social Dynamics solicitation
Date: 17-Nov-2007
From: Terry Langendoen <dlangendnsf.gov>
Subject: US NSF FY2008 Human & Social Dynamics solicitation
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Introduction: Fiscal Year 2008 marks the final year of the five year Human
and Social Dynamics (HSD) priority area of the National Science Foundation.
The material in the following sections is taken directly from the
solicitation at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08508/nsf08508.htm. For
complete details, see the solicitation. Linguistic research has been
supported by several HSD awards made in the past four years, particularly
in the Dynamics of Human Behavior emphasis area, and my fellow Linguistics
Program Director Joan Maling and I encourage linguists who are considering
being part of a team submitting a proposal for the 2008 competition to
contact us.

Synopsis: The Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) priority area fosters
breakthroughs in understanding the dynamics of human action and
development, as well as knowledge about organizational, cultural, and
societal adaptation and change. HSD aims to increase our collective ability
to (1) understand the complexities of change; (2) understand the dynamics
of human and social behavior at all levels, including that of the human
mind; (3) understand the cognitive and social structures that create,
define, and result from change; and (4) manage profound or rapid change,
and make decisions in the face of changing risks and uncertainty.
Accomplishing these goals requires multidisciplinary research teams and
comprehensive, interdisciplinary approaches across the sciences,
engineering, education, and humanities, as appropriate.

The FY 2008 competition will include three emphasis areas (Agents of Change
[AOC]; Dynamics of Human Behavior [DHB]; and Decision Making, Risk and
Uncertainty [DRU]). HSD encourages projects investigating complexity and
systems thinking, with a goal of revealing the emergent properties of
dynamic systems. HSD also encourages projects identifying human drivers of
environmental change and exploring the consequences of environmental change
on humans. Such research is central in equipping us to handle the most
pressing environmental problems for our nation and the world.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $30,000,000 (Approximately $6,250,000 expected
for Type 2 Full Research awards with maximum award sizes of $1,250,000; and
the remainder for Type 1 Full Research awards with maximum award sizes of
$750,000.) These estimates are subject to the availability of funds and the
quality of proposals submitted.

Estimated Number of Awards: 30 to 40 (Approximately 4 to 6 Type 2 awards
and 25 to 30 Type 1 awards.)

Full Proposal Deadlines (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 for Type 1
Friday, February 22, 2008 Type 2

Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following:
Universities and colleges (including two-and four-year colleges and
community colleges) located and accredited in the US and non-profit
organizations in the US. Proposals from individuals, for-profit
organizations, or foreign organizations will not be accepted. However,
individual researchers and researchers at ineligible organizations
(including foreign universities and colleges) may be included on proposals
from eligible institutions through subawards or as consultants. Guidance on
payment of indirect costs on subawards to foreign organizations can be
found in the NSF Award and Administration Guide, Chapter V.D.1.b.

PI Limit: An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI,
other senior personnel or investigator on only one HSD proposal submitted
in FY 2008 in response to this program solicitation. This limitation
includes proposals submitted by a lead organization, any sub-award
submitted as part of a proposal, or any collaborative proposal, and this
includes all types of projects: i.e. an individual may participate in only
one Full Research proposal (either Type 1 or Type 2). Proposals that do not
meet this requirement will be returned without review. These restrictions
apply to this HSD solicitation only and are not meant to inhibit
submissions of proposals by investigators to other NSF activities or programs.

All proposals must include three or more senior personnel from at least two
different fields. Proposals involving fewer than three senior personnel
will be returned without review. For the purposes of this solicitation,
senior personnel include the Principal Investigator (PI), any co-PIs, and
any other researchers actively involved in the scientific or technical
management of the project. It does not include students, postdocs, or
consultants who provide specific expertise on a limited portion of the project.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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