NSF Announces Science of Learning Program

10/19/2016

NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences announces a Science of Learning Program


The National Science Foundation's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences has recently announced a Science of Learning Program.  The first proposal deadline is January 18th, 2017 with another one on July 12th, 2017.  A brief description of the program can be found below.  More information about the program and funding call can be found here.    

"The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic scientific questions in learning.   The possibility of developing connections between proposed research and specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges will be considered as valuable broader impacts, but are not necessarily central to the intellectual merit of proposed research. The program will support research addressing learning in a wide range of domains at one or more levels of analysis including: molecular/cellular mechanisms; brain systems; cognitive affective, and behavioral processes; and social/cultural influences."