• Grants are awarded to tenured or tenure-track researchers and scholars at accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States and Canada, who are members of the CMB Network. 

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The purpose of workshop grants is to promote innovative research and support collaborations among 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 which incorporates different perspectives; and/or (2) support for researchers working at different levels of analysis or disciplines to address novel or refractory questions by focusing on “nuts and bolts” of collaboration or the development of 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. Proposals should involve at least two members of the CMB network. 

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 or report of results; and/or  special issue of a journal, or edited volume; (ii) the development of a larger extramural research grant proposal; (iii) development of methods amenable to testing integrative questions in novel settings.

The FPR is offering 2 grants for up to $30,000 each in 2019. Organizers are responsible for the selection of the topic and participants, and all logistics.

Funds can be used for all relevant expenses related to a meeting (in person or virtual). 

Participants are solely responsible for incidental costs. In calculating airfares, please use current fares obtained from travel agents or online services (e.g.,, American Airlines) for your proposed dates. Requests for funding up to a maximum of $30,000 will be considered.

Workshop funding cannot be used to pay for indirect costs (e.g., utilities, fringe benefits).

The aim of research travel grants is to support collaboration including resource and skill sharing among researchers in the neuro- and social sciences, working at different levels of analysis, to engage in innovative research that emphasizes cultural processes as central. Shared resources may include equipment, methods, or field sites. 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 $8,000 each to cover short-term travel (for a minimum of two weeks) and other related expenses. Travel may involve collaborating network sites, labs, and field sites. 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 workshop grant.

The goal of grants for curriculum development is to support: (i) the creation of new courses that expose students 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.

One example would be an anthropologist integrating material throughout the course from social neuroscience. Alternatively, a neuroscientist could offer a course that significantly engages with social science. Online, multi-site offerings are eligible and encouraged. Such courses could be team-taught by faculty from different disciplines and institutions (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 coordinate a central narrative and set of takeaways for the students. 

The FPR will offer 5 grants per year for up to $5000. Funds are provided on a one-time-only basis. Preference will be given to proposals that involve two or more members of the network.

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