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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/DEB - UK NERC Lead Agency Opportunity.  Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/DEB - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the I/UCRC funding opportunity in the fields of engineering biology and cellular biomanufacturing has been released. Read more here.  

A Dear Colleague Letter for BRAIN EAGERs to Enable Innovative Neurotechnologies to Reveal the Functional and Emergent Properties of Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior and Cognition has been posted. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity (March, 2014).

Special guidelines for submitting collaborative proposals under the US NSF/BIO - UK BBSRC Lead Agency Pilot Opportunity have been posted. Click here to see the guidelines and solicitations this DCL applies to. (March, 2014)

Please see the most recent Dear Colleague Letter: Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education(January, 2014).

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Posted October 15, 2014

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology
(NSF  15-503) Posted October 2, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
(NSF  15-501) Posted October 2, 2014

Division of Environmental Biology (core programs)
(NSF  15-500) Posted October 2, 2014

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
(NSF  14-601) Posted August 13, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 29, 2014, Engineering; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: October 30, 2014, Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry; Physics and Astronomy

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: November 3, 2014, Social Sciences; Psychology; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Full Proposal: November 4, 2014, Life Sciences; Geosciences

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students
(NSF  13-593) Full Proposal: November 13, 2014

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News See All
image showing an unconventional shale gas drilling site in West Virginia. New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment
Released October 20, 2014
Press Release
A researcher in protective gear works in a lab. NSF invites proposals for Ebola-related fundamental research
Released October 16, 2014
Press Release
News thumbnail The BRAIN Initiative
Released June 12, 2013
News From the Field
Discoveries See All
health workers in biohazard gear Halting the spread of Ebola: Nigeria a model for quick action, scientists find
Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks
Released  October 16, 2014

sunflowers in a  farm field next to houses Ten things to know about the flowers of fall: Sunflowers
Scientists unfurl common flowers' genetic secrets
Released  October 14, 2014

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November 6, 2014
Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering
Advisory Committee Meeting

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