NSF/NIH/BMBF/ANR/BSF/NICT Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

The Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) participating agencies are pleased to announce the release of the program solicitation for 2018 through 2020 (NSF 18-501), now available at http://www.nsf.gov/crcns/.

The next proposal deadline will be JANUARY 5, 2018.

Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
* RESEARCH PROPOSALS describing collaborative research projects, and
* DATA SHARING PROPOSALS to enable sharing of data and other resources.

Proposals for collaborations involving Japan are now supported through a new partnership with the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. In addition, please note that:
* Letters of collaboration should be limited to the one-sentence format described in the instructions.

Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). If you have not applied recently to NSF, please pay attention to recent changes to NSF guidelines (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/sigchanges.jsp) and compliance checking (http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/autocompliance.jsp), including required content on Broader Impacts in both the project summary and the project description (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIC2bhttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg17_1/pappg_2.jsp#IIC2d). The 5pm deadline is strictly enforced. Proposals submitted at 5:00:01 will not be accepted.

Domestic and international projects will be considered. As detailed in the solicitation, international components of collaborative projects may be funded in parallel by the participating agencies. Opportunities for parallel funding are available for bilateral and multilateral proposals. Please see the solicitation for country-specific instructions and limitations.

Broad distribution of this announcement is encouraged.

For further information, please see http://www.nsf.gov/crcns/ and parallel documents from NIH; the Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF); the French National Research Agency (ANR); the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF); and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan (NICT). Scientific or administrative questions may be addressed to the appropriate agency contacts below:

General inquiries

Jasmine Owens, CRCNS Administrative Coordinator - NSF; Program Analyst, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation, telephone: (703) 292-8377, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: jowens@nsf.gov

Kenneth Whang, CRCNS Program Coordinator - NSF; Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation, telephone: (703) 292-5149, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: kwhang@nsf.gov


Information on French participation will be available in mid-October on the ANR website.

Mathieu Girerd, Scientific Officer, Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies Department, telephone: +33 1 7354 8213, email: mathieu.girerd@anr.fr

Sheyla Mejia, Scientific Officer, Biology and Health Department, telephone: +33 1 7809 8014, email: sheyla.mejia@anr.fr


Olaf Krüger, DLR Projektträger für das BMBF, telephone: +49 228 3821 1296, email: olaf.krueger.1@dlr.de, web: http://www.dlr.de/pt


Yael Dressler, telephone: +972-2-5828239, email: yael@bsf.org.il

Rachel Haring, telephone: +972-2-5828239, email: heni@bsf.org.il




Michele Ferrante (NIH Chair), Program Director, Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience and Computational Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health, telephone: (301) 435-6782, email: michele.ferrante@nih.gov

Wen Chen, Program Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, telephone: (301) 451-3989, email: chenw@mail.nih.gov

James Gnadt, Program Director, Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, telephone: (301) 496-9964, email: gnadtjw@ninds.nih.gov

John A. Matochik, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, telephone: (301) 451-7319, email: jmatochi@mail.nih.gov

Vani Pariyadath, Program Director, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Drug Abuse, telephone: (301) 443-3209, email: vani.pariyadath@nih.gov

Grace C. Y. Peng, Program Director, Discovery Science and Technology, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, telephone: (301) 451-4778, email: penggr@mail.nih.gov

Amy Poremba, Program Director, Central Pathways for Hearing and Balance, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, telephone: (301) 496-1804, email: amy.poremba@nih.gov

Cheri Wiggs, Program Director, Division of Extramural Research, National Eye Institute, telephone: (301) 451-2020, email: wiggsc@nei.nih.gov

Bradley Wise, Acting Deputy Director and Chief of the Neurobiology of Aging Branch, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging, telephone: (301) 496-9350, email: wiseb@nia.nih.gov


Kenneth Whang, Program Director, Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, telephone: (703) 292-5149, fax: (703) 292-9073, email: kwhang@nsf.gov

Jordan Berg, Program Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, telephone: (703) 292-5365, email: jberg@nsf.gov

Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Program Director, Division of Electrical, Communications, and Cyber Systems, telephone: (703) 292-2485, email: sgangopa@nsf.gov

Michele Grimm, Program Director, Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems, telephone: (703) 292-4641, email: mgrimm@nsf.gov

Uri Hasson, Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7267, email: uhasson@nsf.gov

Maija Kukla, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, telephone: (703) 292-4940, email: mkukla@nsf.gov

Jonathan Leland, Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-7285, email: jleland@nsf.gov

William L. Miller, Science Advisor, Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, telephone: (703) 292-7886, email: wlmiller@nsf.gov

Floh Thiels, Program Director, Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, telephone: (703) 292-8167, email: ethiels@nsf.gov

Junping Wang, Program Director, Division of Mathematical Sciences, telephone: (703) 292-4488, email: jwang@nsf.gov

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