The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas focused on typical human behavior.
The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions.
Central research topics for consideration by
the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, motor control, categorization, and spatial cognition.
Of particular interest are emerging areas, such as the interaction of sleep or emotion with cognitive or perceptual processes and the epigenetics of cognition.
The program welcomes a wide range of perspectives, such as individual differences, symbolic computation, connectionism, ecological, genetics and epigenetics, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, and a variety of methodologies including both experimental studies and modeling.
The PAC program is open to co-review of proposals submitted to other programs both within the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate and across other directorates.
Proposals may be returned without review if 1) the major question concerns the organization of neural activity or brain networks; 2) the major question concerns atypical behavior in clinical populations; or 3) the proposal examines non-human animals without a clear and direct impact on our understanding of human perception, action, or cognition.
Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information:
Note that a single-copy document that accompanies the proposal but technically is not part of the proposal must be submitted to provide information about the collaborators and other affiliations of all individuals serving as a PI, co-PI, or senior personnel.
This information should be prepared in accordance with the PAPPG Chapter II.C.
1. For additional information about the submission of information about collaborators and other affiliations, refer to <a href="https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp">https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/coa.jsp</a> .
Within one week of receipt of the proposal number from FastLane, each PI should send a single PowerPoint slide via email to <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> (do not use FastLane).The subject heading of the email should note the proposal number and the Principal Investigator.
The PowerPoint slide should contain (a) name and affiliation of all senior personnel, (b) title of your proposal, and (c) a very brief (1-3 sentences at most) summary of the main hypotheses and methods.
The slide may only include graphs, images, or other illustrations if they appear in the proposal.
Please use the template (<a href="http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/pac/PPT_Template_for_PAC.pptx" target="_blank">PowerPoint Templatefor PAC</a>) and name the file with the PI'slast namefollowed by the seven digitproposal number(e.g., Smith 127999).
This will be used during review panel discussions.
Additional Funding Opportunities for the BCS Community may be found at <a href="http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=BCS">http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=BCS</a>.
Individuals interested in serving as ad hoc reviewers for the PAC program are encouraged to complete a <a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAC_Reviewer_Registration">brief survey</a> to be entered into a database of potential reviewers.
Individuals interested in receiving periodic updates on program developments, new solicitations, and other opportunities relevant to the PAC community should use this <a href="https://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PAC_Mailing_List">link </a>to be entered into the PAC mailing list.
DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTERS <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16122">Dear Colleague Letter:
Stimulating Integrative Research in Computational Cognition (NSF 16-122)</a> <a href="http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13120">Dear Colleague Letter:
Forensic Science - Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental and Basic Research and Education (NSF 13-120)</a>