Division of Biological Infrastructure
Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions
This program has been archived.
Please note that the Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) special competition has been suspended until further notice. Proposals for Research at Undergraduate Institutions may be submitted to BIO disciplinary programs. Please contact the Program Officer of the cluster to which you are planning to submit if you need further guidance. Click on "BIO Funding" above for Target dates.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
A by-chapter summary of this and other significant changes is provided at the beginning of both the Grant Proposal Guide and the Award & Administration Guide.
The goal of the Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI) is to support research efforts involving faculty from different fields and undergraduate students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. This program is specifically targeted toward cross-disciplinary research projects that require contributions from more than one disciplinary area. C-RUI is also intended to facilitate greater diversity in student participation and to contribute to the development of the next generation of scientists well-trained in 21st century biology.
This program provides educational opportunities for
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program