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Neural Systems

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NSF 24-546

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.

Supports mechanistic studies in neuroscience, from structure to function in natural context, that span multiple levels of analysis, from molecular and cellular to complex behavioral aspects of organisms.

Supports mechanistic studies in neuroscience, from structure to function in natural context, that span multiple levels of analysis, from molecular and cellular to complex behavioral aspects of organisms.

Synopsis

The Neural Systems Cluster supports mechanistic studies in neuroscience, from structure to function in natural context, that span multiple levels of analysis, from molecular and cellular to complex behavioral aspects of organisms.   The Cluster encourages the use of comparative approaches, studies of organisms in their natural contexts, and the development of novel theoretical, computational, and transdisciplinary approaches to guide and instruct experimental design. 

Proposals should be submitted to one of the three programs below:  

The Organization Program (Program Code: 7712; Laura Borodinsky, (703) 292-4958, lborodin@nsf.gov) supports research on how the nervous system is organized along developmental, genetic, molecular, and cellular lines; explorations of developmental mechanisms; and how experiential/environmental interactions affect basic structural and functional characteristics of the nervous system.

The Activation Program (Program Code: 7713; Paul Forlano, (703) 292-46111, pforlano@nsf.gov) supports research focused on how signals from the external environment activate the nervous system, and how the nervous system integrates sensorimotor responses to trigger an action. 

The Modulation Program (Program Code: 7714; Edda Floh Thiels, (703) 292-8167, ethiels@nsf.gov; Melissa J. Coleman, (703) 292-2657, melcolem@nsf.gov) supports research focused on mechanisms mediating organism-environment interactions, including, but not limited to, synaptic, circuit, and behavioral plasticity; social and emotional regulation of behaviors; neuroendocrine and neuroimmune function; biological rhythms and other complex functions.

Program contacts

For general inquiries about the Neural Systems Cluster you may contact us at IOSNSC@nsf.gov or at (703) 292-8421.

Edda Floh Thiels
ethiels@nsf.gov (703) 292-8167 TIP/ITE
Laura N. Borodinsky
lborodin@nsf.gov (703) 292-4958 BIO/IOS
Melissa J. Coleman
melcolem@nsf.gov (703) 292-2657 BIO/IOS
Paul Forlano
pforlano@nsf.gov (703) 292-4611 BIO/IOS

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