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Biological Infrastructure (DBI)

DBI SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

Also, be sure to check out DBInfothe official blog of the Division of Biological Infrastructure, for more useful information!

See additional items of interest below:

February 1, annually (or next business day if Feb. 1 is on a holiday or weekend) is the deadline for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements in DBI.

Please see the site for the Division of Emerging Frontiers (EF) for additional grant competitions

 

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Human Resources Cluster
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Research Experiences for Undergraduates  (REU) NSF Wide Flag
Research Resources Cluster
bullet Advances in Biological Informatics  (ABI)
bullet Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections  (ADBC)
bullet Collections in Support of Biological Research  (CSBR)
bullet Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories  (FSML)
bullet Instrument Development for Biological Research  (IDBR)
Directorate for Biological Sciences Centers Overview
bullet Bio/computational Evolution in Action CONsortium  (BEACON)
bullet BioXFEL Science and Technology Center  (BioXFEL)
bullet Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology  (CEIN)
bullet iPlant
bullet National Evolutionary Synthesis Center  (NESCent)
bullet National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis  (NIMBioS)
bullet National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center  (SESYNC)
bullet Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education  (C-MORE)
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DBI Community
bullet Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Data Infrastructure Building Blocks  (DIBBs)
bullet Genealogy of Life FY 2016  (GoLife)
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Research Experiences for Teachers: Supplement Opportunity  (RET)
bullet Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment  (SEES) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory) Crosscutting
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - DBI
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Optics and Photonics (OP) Crosscutting

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF Wide Flag

Graduate Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

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For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 27, 2016, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Letter of Intent: July 5, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 21, 2016, ENG


News See All

a densely populated slum outside Lima, Peru Chicken coops, sewage treatment plants are hot spots of antibiotic resistance
Released May 11, 2016
News From the Field
how a protein from bacteria changes shape Scientists watch bacterial sensor respond to light in real time
Released May 5, 2016
News From the Field
Kendall Nettles Scientists predict cell changes that affect breast cancer growth
Released April 28, 2016
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

animation showing a salamander strolling Earth's weird and wonderful animal models
Simple creatures reveal fundamental biological insights
Released  April 21, 2016

micro-biosensor on the side of a coin Fundamental science will play a key role in finding cancer cure
NSF-supported research to help U.S. achieve cancer 'moonshot'
Released  March 15, 2016


Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
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