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Directorate for Biological Sciences

The MacroSystems Biology program has been placed on a one-year hiatus as of December 2014. New proposals will not be accepted in 2015. A new solicitation will be released in 2016.

Current MacroSystems Biology awardees should continue to review the information in the MacroSystems Biology Program Guidelines and communicate with their cognizant program officers for any issues related to their grants.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to develop related research in the biological sciences, please contact a program officer in the appropriate Division, program or cluster in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the beginning stages of developing your ideas to discuss suitability for the program. A staff directory is available at:

Elizabeth R. Blood, (703) 292-8400

Henry L. Gholz, (703) 292-8481

Solicitation 12-532

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

The MacroSystems Biology: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology Research.

Press Release 11-160: NSF Grants Foster Understanding of Biological Systems on Regional to Continental Scales

Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the IOS Community
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
EF Active Solicitations

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



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