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

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Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

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-Pgm Specialist
cjacildo@nsf.gov (703) 292-8740 SBE/BCS

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