In line with its mission as an incubator for social science collaborative research, Project Mosaic is using its existing Collaborative Seed Grant Program to solicit the formation of teams of researchers in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences with the explicit aim of submitting a proposal to the anticipated 2015 NSF Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science (IBSS) Research competition.
NSF has articulated the objectives of the IBSS competition as follows. “The Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple disciplinary fields, that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple disciplinary fields, and that is likely to yield generalizable insights and information that will advance basic knowledge and capabilities across multiple disciplinary fields” (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504832). Interested faculty are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the specifics of prior calls for submissions to place themselves in the strongest position possible to submit a compelling seed grant proposal and ultimately be a successful team. Faculty may also wish to acquaint themselves with previous awards for this program (http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/simpleSearchResult?queryText=IBSS&ActiveAwards=true).
The Collaborative Seed Grants (CSG-IBSS) Program targets seed funding requests in the range of $5,000 to $15,000. All proposals must be submitted by a team of UNC Charlotte researchers in different disciplines (which commonly would mean different departments). Some team members may hail from traditions other than the social sciences (e.g., natural sciences, statistics, computing, engineering, arts, etc.). Although collaborators external to UNC Charlotte may be included, our focus is on supporting the formation of research teams based at UNC Charlotte.
- CSG-IBSS proposals range from $5,000-$15,000.
- CSG proposals should be concise and must be submitted by January 31 at 5pm.
The Project Mosaic Director will appoint a review committee to evaluate the proposals whose purpose will be to advise on the funding priorities of the CSG-IBSS Program.
To be considered for a Collaborative Seed Grant – IBSS, please review the following documents and submit the required criteria:
Should you have any questions about this seed funding opportunity, please contact: