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 Opportunity Award
Understanding Human Cognition X
Understanding Dynamic and Multi-scale Systems   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 JSMF is particularly interested in supporting applications from researchers who may not now be using the approaches described in this call for proposals, but who want to adopt this approach as an experimentally coherent way of conceptualizing, designing, and pursuing an understanding of human cognition and behavior
Focus research that builds from a cognitive science perspective on teachers as learners; for 2019 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) to design and carry out studies motivated by questioning, revisiting, or re-examining the current state of academic knowledge of human cognition and behavior using a dynamic, context-sensitive lens
Budget $2,500,000 $200,000 $250,000
Length 5-7 years 2-3 years 2-4 years
Application Process Request for Pre-Proposal Request for Applications Request for Applications


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