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).