Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Ling-DDRI)
Important NoticeThis solicitation should be used by doctoral students and their advisors who are interested in submitting proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) awards. The solicitation for regular research proposals may be accessed via http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408&org=BCS&from=home.
PROGRAM GUIDELINESSolicitation 14-551
Important Information for Proposers
ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Full Proposal Target Date
July 16, 2018
July 15, Annually Thereafter
January 15, 2019
January 15, Annually Thereafter
The Linguistics Program supports basic science in the domain of human language, encompassing investigations of the grammatical properties of individual human languages, and of natural language in general. Research areas include syntax, linguistic semantics and pragmatics, morphology, phonetics, and phonology.
The program encourages projects that are interdisciplinary in methodological or theoretical perspective, and that address questions that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as (but not limited to):
What are the psychological processes involved in the production, perception, and comprehension of language?
- What are the computational properties of language and/or the language processor that make fluent production, incremental comprehension or rapid learning possible?
- How do the acoustic and physiological properties of speech inform our theories of language and/or language processing?
- What role does human neurobiology play in shaping the various components of our linguistic capacities?
- How does language develop in children?
- What social and cultural factors underlie language variation and change?
The Linguistics Program does not make awards to support clinical research projects, nor does it support work to develop or assess pedagogical methods or tools for language instruction.
DDRI proposals to document the linguistic properties of endangered languages should be submitted to the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Program: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816.
This program provides educational opportunities for Graduate Students . Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program
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