New NSF funding opportunities related to the BRAIN initiative

Dear Cyberlearning community colleagues,

NSF announced on Tuesday, September 30 (at a White House conference), several new funding opportunities relevant to cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience that relate to the BRAIN initiative. Please pass this information along to colleagues who may be interested.

The first is a solicitation for Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS). In FY 2014, the program has two themes, Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs, and Individuality and Variation, both potentially addressing learning.

This call for bold proposals that transcend disciplinary perspectives and approaches is a part of NSF’s broader investment in cognitive science and neuroscience, a multi-year effort that includes its participation in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. See the solicitation for more information.

The second is a Dear Colleague Letter on I/UCRC Proposals in Response to NSF 13-594 in Areas Related to Understanding the Brain’s Structure and Function.

Finally, NSF issued a Dear Colleague Letter describing the intention to support an Ideas Lab to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding key aspects of brain function. See the Dear Colleague Letter for more information.

More updates are continually available on the NSF Understanding the Brain – Funding Opportunties page.