NSF Accepting Proposals for New Language Science Research Initiative

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals that diversify and further deepen the study of language and communication. This is a collaborative initiative across several programs in the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences with shared interests in the study of language. It is an effort to organize new relationships that integrate knowledge across disciplines and/or levels of analysis. The goal is to advance more universal and replicable theories in the language and communication sciences via diversified sampling practices, language(s) of study, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives.

This is not a special competition or new program; instead investigators should submit a proposal in response to the Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) directly to one of the participating programs, following their guidelines including deadlines/target dates. Participating programs in the Social, Behavioral and Economics Sciences Directorate include:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Sciences
  • Dynamic Language Infrastructure-Documenting Endangered Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Perception, Action, and Cognition
  • Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence

Any questions concerning the letter should be directed to the NSF Language Diversity Panel Team at langdiv@nsf.gov.


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