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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 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

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) Letter of Intent: December 9, 2015, Applies to both tracks

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)
(NSF  16-511) Letter of Intent: January 11, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: January 11, 2016

Major Research Instrumentation Program:
(NSF  15-504) Full Proposal: January 13, 2016

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: January 20, 2016, Institutional Transformation (IT)

News See All

Scientist lowering an instrument in water Low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific linked to past ocean warming
Released November 18, 2015
Press Release
the jellyfish Aurelia aurita (moon jelly) Researchers sequence genomes of parasite that is actually a 'micro jellyfish'
Released November 16, 2015
News From the Field
an artificial sand beach Building with nature: Ecological design for next-generation cities
Released November 13, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Salt marshes in Hatches Harbor, Mass. Grass-planting change boosts coastal wetland restoration success
Marsh grasses should be spaced close together, not far apart
Released  November 3, 2015

hoatzin bird in a tree How much did indigenous peoples alter the Amazon forest?
Effects were likely only along major waterways
Released  October 28, 2015

person sitting next to a lake formed in a flooded sinkhole Ancient fossils show effect of humans on Caribbean wildlife
Fossils found in flooded cave tell new story about nature-human interactions
Released  October 20, 2015

Events Calendar See All

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

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

December 2, 2015  - December 3, 2015
EHR Advisory Committee Fall 2015 Meeting
Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3, 2015  - December 4, 2015
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Panel

December 4, 2015
EHR Research on Early Childhood Education Open House

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