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Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

DBI SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

New 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).

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, 2014 is the next 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 Crosscutting
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)
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 Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  (ADBC)
bullet Catalyzing New International Collaborations  (CNIC) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Data Infrastructure Building Blocks  (DIBBs)
bullet Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2014
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks Crosscutting
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
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - DBI
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
Genealogy of Life (GoLife)

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program NSF Wide Flag

Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Research in Undergraduate Institutions NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
(NSF  13-605) Full Proposal: April 22, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Full Proposal: April 29, 2014

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Letter of Intent: May 20, 2014, NRT Letter of Intent

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 23, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: June 16, 2014


News See All

graphic showing various marine organisms and the text photogallery Special for Earth Day: New NSF resources highlight surprising ecological and economic benefits of biodiversity
Released April 17, 2014
Press Release
NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity
Released April 15, 2014
Media Advisory
biology graphic World ranking tracks evoluntionary distinctness of birds
Released April 10, 2014
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Illustration of simulations of a free energy perturbation study of phosphate hydrolysis in water Computational science takes the Nobel stage
2013 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry continue to develop important high performance computing methods
Released  February 11, 2014

a green glowing fish Fish aglow: Hidden colors in the sea
"There's a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it."
Released  January 9, 2014


Events Calendar See All

April 22, 2014  - April 23, 2014
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting
Panel




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