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High-Risk Research in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (HRRBAA)

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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports pilots of high-risk, exploratory research with the potential to significantly advance anthropological knowledge.

Synopsis

Anthropological research may be conducted under unusual circumstances, often in distant locations. As a result the ability to conduct potentially important research may hinge on factors that are impossible to assess from a distance and some projects with potentially great payoffs may face difficulties in securing funding. This program gives small awards that provide investigators with the opportunity to assess the feasibility of an anthropological research project. It is required that the proposed activity be clearly high risk in nature. The information gathered may then be used as the basis for preparing a more fully developed research program.

Investigators must contact the cognizant NSF Program Director before submitting an HRRBAA proposal. This will facilitate determining whether the proposed work is appropriate for HRRBAA support. 

Program contacts

Rebecca Ferrell
Program Director
rferrell@nsf.gov (703) 292-7850 SBE/BCS
John E. Yellen
Program Director
jyellen@nsf.gov (703) 292-8759 SBE/BCS
Cori J. Jacildone
Program Specialist
cjacildo@nsf.gov (703) 292-8740 SBE/BCS

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