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Directorate for Biological Sciences

Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)

Awardee Meetings 2016

19th Annual PGRP Awardee Meeting to be Held September 8-9, 2016

Principal Investigators (PI) of current awards from the PGRP will be attending the annual PI meeting to be held at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, VA. Abstracts and requests for information have been sent by email to PIs. Please contact or a PGRP Program Director with questions.

3rd Annual National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology Awardee Meeting to be Held September 7, 2016

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Biology will be attending an awardee meeting to be held at NSF Headquarters in Arlington, VA. The day will include discussions, talks, panels, and mentoring activities. Abstracts and requests for information have been sent by email to fellows. Please contact or a PGRP Program Director with questions. All fellows will also attend the PGRP Awardee Meeting on September 8-9.

2015 PGRP Panel: Proposal Recommendations

This message is an update about the review of proposals submitted to the NSF 15-548 PGRP solicitation. All declines have been processed and nearly all proposal funding recommendations are complete.  The award list will be updated as soon as all awards have been made. 

UPDATE about the PGRP solicitation for 2016

The PGRP solicitation is currently under revision. It is anticipated that the new solicitation will be released during the summer of 2016 with projected submissions in the fall. The Program expects the new solicitation will include focus areas for research similar to those described in the FY 2015 solicitation. Please contact or any PGRP Program Director if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Plant Genome Research Program.

Important Announcement

The Dear Colleague Letter for Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research, which announced the intention to support research collaborations between US scientists and scientists in developing countries as part of ongoing or new Plant Genome Research Program awards, is currently being revised.

Name Email Phone Room
Diane  Jofuku Okamuro (703)292-4400  685N  
Anne  Sylvester (703)292-4400  675.01N  
C. Eduardo  Vallejos (703)292-4400  685N  
Timothy  Nelson (703)292-4400  685N  


Solicitation  16-614

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research in plant genomics that addresses challenging questions of biological importance and of relevance to society. The Program encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that push the boundaries of research capabilities and permit the community to answer seemingly intractable and pressing questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the creativity of the approach and the scale and depth of the question being addressed. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training and career advancement in plant genomics is featured as an essential element of scientific progress. The PGRP continues to focus on plants of economic importance and biological processes and interactions that will have broad impact on the scientific research community and society in general.

Four funding opportunities are currently available:

  1. Genome-scale plant research and/or tool development to address fundamental biological questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale (RESEARCH-PGR);
  2. Plant Transformation Challenge Grants to overcome constraints in plant transformation through breakthrough discoveries (TRANSFORM-PGR);
  3. Data Mining Challenge Grants to mine, reuse and unleash new information from available large-scale datasets (MINE-PGR);
  4. Career Advancement to build new careers in plant genomics as early career awards (ECA-PGR) or mid-career awards (MCA-PGR).


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology

PGR Staff Directory

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

PGR Reports

Achievements of the National Plant Genome Initiative and New Horizons in Plant Biology

Video: Secrets of Plant Genomes revealed

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Program

BREAD Ideas Challenge Dear Colleague Letter

Toronto International Data Release Workshop

Bermuda Principles

Ft. Lauderdale Principles



What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)