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Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)

MCB Special Announcements

NEW The MCB Blog  can be found here: https://nsfmcb.wordpress.com.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the INSPIRE funding opportunity to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research has been released. Read more here.

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.

November 15, 2015 is the next deadline for proposals submitted to core programs in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB).   See solicitation 13-510 for updated cluster descriptions and guidelines.  A link to the frequently asked questions, can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13012.  See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/confworkshopguidance.jsp for guidelines for Proposals for Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops submitted to MCB.

January 15, 2016 is the next deadline for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements in MCB. See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/suppopp.jsp for further guidance.

Other items of interest listed below:

 

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)
MCB Cluster Descriptions
bullet Cellular Dynamics and Function
bullet Genetic Mechanisms
bullet Molecular Biophysics
bullet Systems and Synthetic Biology
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
bullet EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2015
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet MacroSystems Biology:
bullet NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS  (NSF-NIST)
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
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
bullet Science, Technology, and Society  (STS)
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - MCB
bullet Cracking the Olfactory Code  (Olfactory) Crosscutting
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
bullet Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society  (METABOLOMICS)
bullet NSF Participation in the ERA-Net in Synthetic Biology  (ERASynBio)
bullet Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

View All NSF-wide Programs

NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Full Proposal: May 6, 2015, Applies to both tracks

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Full Proposal: May 15, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 22, 2015, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 9, 2015


News See All

baker checking bread dough Consistency is the key to success in bread baking and biology
Released March 16, 2015
News From the Field
scaffolding proteins Supercomputers help solve puzzle-like bond for biofuels
Released March 16, 2015
News From the Field
Katrin Karbstein Scripps Florida scientists confirm key targets of new anti-cancer drug candidates
Released March 16, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Penny Beuning Researcher studies how to prevent antibiotic resistance
Solution could be in bacterial protein called UmuD
Released  March 26, 2015

Nadkarni explains tree biology to medium security inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Canopy researcher goes out on a (tree) limb to promote public understanding of science
"Treetop Barbie" is among the bold, inventive tools developed by researcher to reach varied audiences
Released  March 12, 2015

Jennifer Doudna Rewriting genetic information to prevent disease
Breakthrough Prize winner harnesses CRISPR to improve immune system
Released  February 25, 2015


Events Calendar See All

March 16, 2015  - May 6, 2015
2015 NRT Informational Webinars
Outreach

April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell
Workshop

April 8, 2015  - April 9, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

May 20, 2015
NSF Day at Texas Tech
Workshop

June 1, 2015  - June 2, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Tampa, FL
Outreach




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