NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers postdoctoral research fellowships that support research in any field within the purview of the SBE sciences. Topic areas of interest include: population change; sources of disparities, for example in social, economic, or health contexts, and processes that alleviate those disparities; communication, language, and linguistics; and technology, new media, and social networks. Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): October 9, 2017 (second Monday in October annually thereafter).

The goal of the SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF) program is to encourage doctoral-level scientists (those who will receive their Ph.D. degrees within a few months to those who are not yet in full-time positions) to take advantage of the two-year fellowships to prepare for their careers; promote interdisciplinary research; and enhance the participation of under-represented groups in science and engineering. SPRF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are offered in two tracks: (i) Broadening Participation (SPRF-BP), and (ii) Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences (SPRF-IBSS). Prospective PI-teams (that is, Fellowship Candidate, Sponsoring Scientist (Mentor) and co-Mentors) should consult the full text of the solicitation for detailed descriptions of these tracks and the research fields/themes/topics supported by the SBE Directorate.

For more information, visit NSF's SPRF program.