APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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Description: The purpose of workshop grants is to support collaborations between researchers in the neuro- and social sciences who are working at different levels of analysis, with an emphasis on cultural processes as central. Workshops can provide: (1) a venue to stimulate broad and innovative thinking/incorporating different perspectives; and/or (2) support for individuals working at different levels of analysis or disciplines who want to focus on “nuts and bolts” of collaboration or new methods or tools. Topics must align with the FPR mission and CMB network objectives; and theories, models, or empirical research should benefit from multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary perspectives.

In addition to building collaborative relationships across levels of analysis, the workshops should also result in a tangible product, such as: (i) a published summary, (ii) special issue of a journal, or edited volume; and/or (iii) the development of a grant proposal or pilot study inspired by the workshop discussion.

Funding: The FPR will offer 2–3 workshop grants per year for up to $30,000 each to support two- or three-day workshops. Each workshop should be limited to 16–18 participants (including the organizer/moderator), with a mix of early and established researchers and scholars, who can engage with one another over an extended period. 

Workshop organizers/moderators are responsible for the selection of the topic and participants, and all logistics. We suggest that these workshops be held at the organizer/moderator’s home institution.

Funds can be used for all relevant expenses, including meeting room rentals, audio/visual expenses, workshop materials, advertising, catering, economy class flights, and room and board for participants. Participants are solely responsible for incidental costs. In calculating airfares, please use current fares obtained from travel agents or online services (e.g., Expedia.com, American Airlines) for your proposed dates. Requests for funding up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered.

Funds to help with publication costs (e.g., indexing and editing services) may not be requested as part of the initial application, but we may consider a future application once sufficient progress on an edited volume or special issue is made and if funding is available. Workshop funding cannot be used to pay for indirect costs (e.g., utilities, fringe benefits).

  

The purpose of the travel grants is to bring together researchers in the neuro- and social sciences, working at different levels of analysis, to collaborate on research that emphasizes cultural processes as central. In addition to fostering cross-disciplinary relationships – in keeping with the FPR mission and CMB network objectives – the collaboration should address a topic of fundamental clinical or social concern.

The FPR will offer three grants per year for $5,000 each to cover short-term travel (for a minimum of two weeks) and other related expenses. Grantees are responsible for all logistics, including making their own travel arrangements (e.g., economy-class flights, hotel). 

The travel grants can be used as a stepping stone to a mixed-methods fellowship or to an interdisciplinary workshop within the FPR Grant Initiative.

The purpose of the conference travel grant is provide opportunities to graduate students interested in culture, mind, and brain interactions to present their work to wider audiences, connect with researchers and scholars in a range of disciplines, and consider new questions, perspectives, or methods outside their home disciplines. 

The FPR will offer up to five grants of $1000 each to graduate students to cover conference registration fees, travel, and other related expenses. Applicants may apply for the travel grant once every calendar year. 

The travel grants can be used as a stepping stone to a mixed-methods fellowship or to an interdisciplinary workshop. 

The purpose of grants for curriculum development is to support: (i) the creation of new courses that expose undergraduates to research in the humanities, neuro-, and social sciences that bear on a topic aligned with the FPR mission and CMB network objectives; or (ii) a significant revision to an existing undergraduate or graduate-level course. 

Ideally, the courses should be team-taught by faculty from different disciplines (e.g. a cultural or medical anthropologist and an evolutionary developmental biologist) who can engage, discuss, and debate their different perspectives during the length of the course but generally agree on a key takeaway for the students (e.g., the key takeaway in the biology/anthropology example above, in addition to a better understanding of different disciplinary epistemologies, might be that “biological processes are real, and also constructed.”) See Somatosphere.net for examples of syllabi.

The FPR will offer 5 grants per year for up to $5000. Funds are provided on a one-time-only basis. 

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