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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BI/DEB - UK NERC Lead Agency Opportunity.  Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/DEB - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the I/UCRC funding opportunity in the fields of engineering biology and cellular biomanufacturing has been released. Read more here.  

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).

Special guidelines for submitting collaborative proposals under the US NSF/BIO - UK BBSRC Lead Agency Pilot Opportunity have been posted. Click here to see the guidelines and solicitations this DCL applies to. (March, 2014)

Please see the most recent Dear Colleague Letter: Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education(January, 2014).

Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems
(NSF  14-601) Posted August 13, 2014

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships
(NSF  14-600) Posted August 13, 2014

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
(NSF  14-592) Posted August 1, 2014

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  14-590) Posted August 1, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Posted July 21, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: September 22, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Full Proposal: September 26, 2014, Planning Grant and Full Center Proposal

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: October 3, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences
(NSF  13-568) Full Proposal: October 9, 2014

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
(NSF  13-569) Full Proposal: October 17, 2014, Third Friday in October

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News See All
Modern-day plot of the tree of life based on species' sequenced genomes. NSF awards $7.4 million for research on species' evolutionary history
Released September 17, 2014
Press Release
aerial view of a coastal community NSF awards $15 million in second set of coastal sustainability grants
Released September 15, 2014
Press Release
News thumbnail The BRAIN Initiative
Released June 12, 2013
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educators shooting video for virtual field trip to Grand Canyon Accomplished research scientists are also outstanding teachers of undergraduates
Of the 15 recently announced Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors--who will receive $1 million over five years to pursue innovative ideas in the undergraduate science classroom--13 have received support from the National Science Foundation
Released  September 18, 2014

Stream restoration involving reconnection of an urban waterway near Baltimore with its floodplain. A river runs through it: U.S. cities' waterways show consistent patterns of evolution
Urban waters record salt in our food, cement in our sidewalks
Released  September 10, 2014

Events Calendar See All

September 23, 2014  - September 24, 2014
Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education
Advisory Committee Meeting

September 23, 2014
Webinar on Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED)
Webcast

October 6, 2014  - October 7, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
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Merit Review (effective Jan. 14, 2013)
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