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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 Collections in Support of Biological Research  (CSBR)
bullet Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories  (FSML) Crosscutting
bullet Instrument Development for Biological Research  (IDBR)
bullet Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  (ADBC)
Directorate for Biological Sciences Centers Overview
bullet Bio/computational Evolution in Action CONsortium  (BEACON)
bullet Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology  (CEIN)
bullet iPlant
bullet National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)
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 FY2015
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Genealogy of Life  (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
bullet Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - SSE & SSI  (SI2-SSE&SSI) Crosscutting
BioXFEL Science and Technology Center (XFEL and STC)
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
Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation - S2I2 (SI2-S2I2) 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

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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Upcoming Due Dates See All

Collections in Support of Biological Research
(NSF  15-577) Full Proposal: September 10, 2015

Advances in Biological Informatics
(NSF  15-582) Full Proposal: September 22, 2015

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  15-576) Full Proposal: October 9, 2015

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


News See All

tree of life created with bacterial cultures The pronoun I is becoming obsolete
Released August 19, 2015
News From the Field
a panda eating bamboo Forgotten sex signals
Released August 19, 2015
News From the Field
mesocosm Setting ground rules for nanotechnology research
Released August 18, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Fog over the estuary of the Klamath River along the Pacific Coast. Mercury-laden fog swirls over coastal California, scientists find
Ultimately makes its way into ecosystems along shore
Released  August 26, 2015

animation showing Motyxia bistipita emitting a blue green light. Shedding light on millipede evolution
A Virginia Tech entomologist discusses millipedes that light up, and some really bright ideas inspired by bioluminescence
Released  July 31, 2015


Events Calendar See All

October 2, 2015
Informational Webinar on NSF 15-598, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Webcast




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