Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Notice Regarding the IBSS Competition

April 25, 2016

Effective in April 2016, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation has decided to end the Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS) competition with the current competition in FY 2016. There will be no further IBSS competitions.

Researchers who are interested in obtaining support for research projects that IBSS might have considered should explore whether their research might be appropriate for consideration in another NSF competition. They should also think about submitting a proposal for consideration by one or more of the standing NSF programs. For any follow-up questions about these options, researchers should contact the program officer(s) for the program(s) or competition(s) of possible interest.