Administrative Changes of the Joint NIH-NSF Initiative - Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Notice Number: NOT-NS-09-017

Key Dates
Release Date:  September 4, 2009
Receipt Date:   November 17, 2009

Issued by
National Science Foundation (NSF) (

Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Directorate for Biological Sciences
Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) (
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) (
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) (
National Eye Institute (NEI)  (
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) (

This Notice is an amendment to NOTICE: NOT-NS-08-008

This Notice announces several administrative changes of the joint initiative, Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS), among four National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates and seven participating National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutes. The CRCNS announcement was released under NSF 08-514 (  This new NOTICE incorporates the following administrative changes (please note that the goal of the program, the scientific areas, the budget limits, the review criteria and funding process by NSF or NIH remain the same):


The deadline for proposals has changed from October 30, 2009, to November 17, 2009.


Each proposal that requests funding to support postdoctoral researchers must include a description of the mentoring activities that will be provided for such individuals. Proposals that do not comply with this requirement will be returned without review.  Please see for further information.


As announced on May 21st, investigators must prepare and submit proposals to the NSF using the NSF FastLane system at  NSF will continue to collaborate with institutions who have invested in system-to-system submission functionality as their preferred proposal submission method.  NSF plans to provide a web services interface for those institutions that want to use their existing grants management systems to directly submit proposals to NSF.


The NSF and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have entered into an agreement that will enable US-German collaborative research proposals to be considered through a common review process.  For more information, please see NSF Dear Colleague Letter 09-60 ( and the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience program page (


Prior to the submission of your proposal, written and telephone inquiries to NSF and NIH program staff are highly encouraged.  Please see the NSF program announcement for names and contact information for each of the participating NSF Directorates and/or NIH Institutes at

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