New 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).
New 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)
New Please see the most recent Dear Colleague Letter: Preparing Applications to Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education (January, 2014).
US and UK scientists collaborate to design crops of the future. Three Ideas Lab projects and a fourth NSF-sponsored project aim to transform future farming while reducing pollution and energy consumption. See Press Release 13-147 for further details.
Check out recently announced Forensic Science - Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental and Basic Research and Education (August, 2013).
Congratulations to the 2013 BREAD Ideas Challenge Winners! Read the press release and see the BREAD Ideas Challenge website for more information about the winners and their prize-winning challenges, as well as updates on the upcoming EAGER competition.
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.
BIO Program Director and Reviewer Opportunities
See "Additional BIO Resources" on tool bar on the right for other items of interest, including BIO's Guidance on Data Management Plans (required for all proposals).