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Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

DBI SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Cracking the Olfactory Code – An Ideas Lab Activity A solicitation for an Ideas Lab to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at understanding the nature of olfactory processing and sensory representations in the brain in general.

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 items of interest below:

February 1, annually (or next business day if Feb. 1 is on a holiday or weekend) is the deadline for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements in DBI.

Be sure to check the Division of Emerging Frontiers (EF) for additional grant competitions

 

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Human Resources Cluster
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU) NSF Wide Flag
Research Resources Cluster
bullet Advances in Biological Informatics  (ABI)
bullet Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  (ADBC)
bullet Collections in Support of Biological Research  (CSBR)
bullet Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories  (FSML)
bullet Instrument Development for Biological Research  (IDBR)
Directorate for Biological Sciences Centers Overview
bullet Bio/computational Evolution in Action CONsortium  (BEACON)
bullet BioXFEL Science and Technology Center  (BioXFEL)
bullet Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology  (CEIN)
bullet iPlant
bullet National Evolutionary Synthesis Center  (NESCent)
bullet National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis  (NIMBioS)
bullet National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center  (SESYNC)
bullet Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education  (C-MORE)
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DBI Community
bullet Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Data Infrastructure Building Blocks  (DIBBs)
bullet Genealogy of Life FY 2016  (GoLife)
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
Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory) Crosscutting
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - DBI
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
Optics and Photonics (OP) Crosscutting

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF Wide Flag

Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

View All NSF-wide Programs

NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  16-503) Full Proposal: February 9, 2016, Applies to both tracks

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Full Proposal: March 22, 2016

Genealogy of Life FY 2016
(NSF  16-522) Full Proposal: March 23, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 14, 2016


News See All

copper, zinc superoxide dismutase New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice
Released January 28, 2016
News From the Field
stickleback fish New finding shows that males can drive creation of new species
Released January 27, 2016
News From the Field
virus to microbial cell ratio Study shows large variability in abundance of viruses that infect ocean microorganisms
Released January 25, 2016
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

A bat-eared fox tries to open a puzzle box during an experiment to test intelligence. Do bigger brains make smarter carnivores?
Scientists confirm that species with larger brain size are more intelligent
Released  January 28, 2016

man and child look at a rain gauge in a driveway Be a (citizen) scientist!
A celebration of open science and innovation
Released  September 30, 2015


Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
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