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Mission

The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) supports research to develop and advance scientific knowledge focusing on human cognition, language, social behavior and culture, as well as research on the interactions between human societies and the physical environment.

BCS programs consider proposals that fall squarely within disciplines, but they also encourage and support interdisciplinary projects, which are evaluated through joint review among Programs in BCS, as well as joint review with programs in other Divisions, and NSF-wide multi-disciplinary panels, as appropriate.

All programs in BCS consider proposals for research projects, conferences, and workshops. Some programs also consider proposals for doctoral dissertation improvement assistance, the acquisition of specialized research and computing equipment, group international travel, and large-scale data collection. BCS participates in special initiatives and competitions on a number of topics, including the human dimensions of global change, cognitive science and intelligent systems, and infrastructure to improve data resources, data archives, collaboratories, and centers.

   

Special Funding Opportunities
  Funding Opportunities for SBE scientists in EHR
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  Human and Social Dynamics: Competition for FY 2004 (HSD)
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PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
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Homo Erectus Before the Split
Ethiopian Fossil Skull


SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
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Unmasking Bias
Implicit Association Test


SMALL GRANTS FOR EXPLORATORY RESEARCH
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BCS Responds to September 11th
Results are already providing important insights


ARCHAEOLOGY
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Earliest "New World" Writings
Pre-Mayan Glyphs found in Mexico


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FY03 BCS Nuggets



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