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NSF Advancing Developmental Sciences for Exploring Human Development Across Lifespan – Due 07/30/24

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Developmental Sciences



National Science Foundation (NSF)


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Developmental Sciences supports basic research that increases our understanding of perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to human development across the lifespan. Research supported by this program will add to our knowledge of the underlying developmental processes that support social, cognitive, and behavioral functioning, thereby illuminating ways for individuals to live productive lives as members of society. The Developmental Sciences program supports research that addresses developmental processes within the domains of perceptual, cognitive, social, emotional, language, and motor development across the lifespan by working with any appropriate populations for the topics of interest including infants, children, adolescents, adults (including aging populations), and non-human animals.

The program also supports research investigating factors that affect developmental change, including family, peers, school, community, culture, media, physical, genetic, and epigenetic influences. The program funds research that incorporates multidisciplinary, multi-method, and/or longitudinal approaches; develops new methods, models, and theories for studying development; and integrates different processes (e.g., memory, emotion, perception, cognition), levels of analysis (e.g., behavioral, social, neural) and time scales. The program funds basic research that advances our understanding of developmental processes and mechanisms; the program does not fund clinical trials and research focused primarily on health outcomes. The budgets and durations of supported projects vary widely and are greatly influenced by the nature of the project.



  • Foreign organizations

  • For-profit organizations U.S. based commercial organizations, including small businesses

  • Other Federal Agencies and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)

  • State and local governments

  • State educational offices or organizations

  • Local school districts

  • Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)

  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies and similar U.S. organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities

  • Tribal Nations


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Applications Due July 30, 2024



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