Our continued commitment to researchers, students and the public value of science

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in so many ways.

Over the course of the pandemic, the U.S. National Science Foundation has worked to support researchers through funding flexibilities and deadline extensions, and those efforts continue across all of NSF. Within our many academic and research communities, the pandemic has created greater uncertainty in several areas affecting our personal and professional lives. This is particularly true for those who are early in their careers or working at historically under-resourced institutions.

To face these challenges and seize the opportunities before us, our research community must continue doing the scientific work that creates opportunities, spurs innovation and improves the quality of life for individuals, families and communities across the U.S.

In recognition of the distinct circumstances of this moment and in support of NSF's vital public mission, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers several opportunities that can help support early-career researchers, students, members of historically under-resourced institutions and others adversely affected by the pandemic.

If you work within any SBE-supported discipline, we urge you to review the opportunities below and spread the word to your colleagues.

To everyone working in the social, behavioral and economic sciences, we thank you for your tremendous work and look forward to the many discoveries and innovations yet to come.


Arthur Lupia
NSF Assistant Director, SBE