Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
Please note that only proposals whose focus falls within the scope of (1) the scientific area of the Behavioral Systems Cluster of IOS or (2) any scientific area in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) will be eligible.
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent
with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit
Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR § 200). NSF anticipates release of
the PAPPG in the Fall of 2014. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date,
the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 8, 2015
Second Thursday in October, Annually Thereafter
The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.
This program provides educational opportunities for
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
REVISIONS AND UPDATES
THIS PROGRAM IS PART OF
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program