Grant Type Comparisons

Compare JSMF grant types and the program areas funded in each. Research applications or letters of inquiry must fit into one of these program areas. Unsolicited requests that do not fit into a program area and are not research related are not funded.

  Teachers as Learners Fellowship Award Scholar Award Collaborative Award
Understanding Human Cognition X ✓ (Invitation only)
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems   X X
Reseachers team based research; representing different expertise and skills (e.g. cognitive science, teacher education, assessment, etc.) from different institutions. Teams should include classroom teachers as partners. Ph.D. students within 18 months of anticipated completion of graduate training investigator multi-institutional, possibly multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator
Focus research that builds from a cognitive science perspective on teachers as learners; for 2017 the topic is teachers learning to facilitate communication in the classroom (e.g., eliciting student explanations, guiding collaborative discussions, making effective use of questions).    to provide students in the final stages of completing a PH.D. degree more leeway in identifying and securing postdoctoral training opportunities in complex systems research (as defined on the JSMF website) in support of investigator's program (not necessarily a specific project) to initiate interdisciplinary discussions on problems or issues, to help launch interdisciplinary research networks, or to fund communities of researchers/practitioners dedicated to developing new methods, tools, and applications of basic research to applied problems
Budget maximum of $500,000 per year for up to 5 years $200,000 $600,000 flexible
Length up to 5 years 2-3 years up to 6 years flexible
Application Process Request for Pre-Proposal Request for Applications Nomination by a JSMF nominator Letter of Inquiry - By invitation only
Deadline April 26, 2017 15:59 CDT varies from year to year n/a there are no deadlines for this type of grant