Invitation from NSF/SBE for white papers describing grand challenges
The NSF Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) released last week a Dear Colleague Letter inviting members of the research community (individuals and groups) to submit by September 30th, 2,000-word-maximum white papers outlining what they think are "grand challenge" questions in the fields supported by SBE "that are both foundational and transformative". These contributions will be used to help the Directorate make plans to support research over the coming decade and beyond. The white-paper submission form provides guidance for contributors and self-contained instructions for submission.
I strongly encourage all the Cyberling participants to seriously consider submitting white papers, if only to insure that the ideas we have about advancing human language science and technology are on the table when SBE makes its plans for supporting the next decade of research across all the social, behavioral and economic sciences.