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Advances in Biological Informatics  (ABI)

Note Guidance on Data Management Plans

BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 2/20/13).  Please review before submitting a proposal to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.  


Name Email Phone Room
Reed  S. Beaman rsbeaman@nsf.gov (703) 292-7163   
Peter  H. McCartney dbiabi@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470   
Jennifer  Weller JWELLER@nsf.gov 703-292-7121   


Solicitation  15-582

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  September 9, 2016

Second Friday in September, Annually Thereafter


The Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI) program seeks to encourage new approaches to the analysis and dissemination of biological knowledge for the benefit of both the scientific community and the broader public. The ABI program is especially interested in the development of informatics tools and resources that have the potential to advance- or transform- research in biology supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation.  The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems, Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research, and Sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research.      



Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community

Research Resources Cluster

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program



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