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Environmental Biology (DEB)

DEB Special Announcements

Submission Due Dates:

January 23, annually- DEADLINE for Preliminary proposals for DEB Core Programs

August 2, annually-  DEADLINE for Invited full proposals for DEB Core Programs, RCN proposals, and OPUS proposals

First Tuesday in December, annually- DEADLINE for Education and broadening participation supplements (REU, ROA, RET, RAHSS). PIs should contact a Program Officer before submitting a proposal for an ROA, RET, or RAHSS supplement.

All deadlines require submission by 5:00PM, submitter’s local time, on the listed day. If the listed date falls on a weekend or holiday, proposals are due by 5:00PM the next business day. Due dates for other solicitations are found at the links below under “Programs and Funding Opportunities.”


Join the discussion with the Division of Environmental Biology and other members of the research community at our blog site: http://nsfdeb.wordpress.com

Related BIO Announcements

If you're a new visitor to the Directorate for Biological Sciences website or just want a quick visual and textual summary of our areas of support, please visit the "About BIO" web page where we have added a new interactive organization chart.

See "Additional BIO Resources" for other items of interest including BIO's Guidance on Data Management Plans (posted 2/20/13) and BIO Dear Colleague Letters.

BIO Program Director and Reviewer Opportunities

NEON Dear Colleague Letter

If you're looking for information on the NEON Dear Colleague Letter please see:

NSF NEON Dear Colleague Letter
NSF NEON Dear Colleague Letter Awards Press Release

NSF NEON Program Summary

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Division of Environmental Biology (core programs) (DEB)
DEB Cluster Descriptions
bullet Ecosystem Science Cluster
bullet Evolutionary Processes Cluster
bullet Population and Community Ecology Cluster
bullet Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster  (SBS)
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community
bullet Advances in Biological Informatics  (ABI)
bullet Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  (ADBC)
bullet Genealogy of Life  (GoLife)
bullet Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
bullet Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences  (DDIG)
bullet Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems  (CNH)
bullet Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases  (EEID)
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Long Term Research in Environmental Biology  (LTREB)
bullet Coastal SEES  (Coastal SEES) Crosscutting
bullet Long Term Ecological Research  (LTER-NCO)
bullet Long-Term Ecological Research  (LTER)
bullet MacroSystems Biology:
bullet Ocean Acidification  (OA)
bullet Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis  (OPUS)
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Research Experiences for Teachers: Supplement Opportunity  (RET)
bullet Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment  (SEES) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - DEB
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
bullet Partnerships for Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy  (PEET)
bullet Planetary Biodiversity Inventories  (PBI)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 29, 2015, Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 30, 2015, Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: November 3, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

News See All

map of recreational use and cumulative stress New, ultra-detailed maps of Great Lakes recreational use will inform restoration priorities
Released October 1, 2015
News From the Field
a bumblebee on a sunflower Bumblebees' adaptation to climate change could lead to rise in declining bee population
Released September 24, 2015
News From the Field
two Labroides fish with their 'client' partner Study: It's not cheating unless a species gets hurt
Released September 21, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

A siphonophore glides through the sea. Clues to future of undersea exploration may reside inside a jellyfish-like creature
Siphonophore holds secrets of oceanic "jet propulsion"
Released  October 7, 2015

burnt trees in a forest Future wildfires may burn large parts of landscapes
Scientists look back at fire history to see into the future
Released  October 6, 2015

Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries
36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions
Released  September 23, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 3, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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