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Division of Environmental Biology

Please note that  only proposals whose focus falls within the scope of (1) the scientific area of the Behavioral Systems Cluster of  IOS or (2) any scientific area in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) will be eligible. 


DEB Program Officer, (703) 292-8480

IOS Program Officer, (703) 292-8423

Students doing international research, having a formal affiliation with a foreign research institution, may contact the appropriate program in NSF’s Office of International and Integrative Activities.

Solicitation 13-568

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:  October 8, 2015

Second Thursday in October, Annually Thereafter

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. Proposals must fall within the scope of any of the clusters in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) or the Behavioral Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research for improvement beyond the already existing project. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

This program provides educational opportunities for

Graduate Students

. Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.

Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community
Behavioral Systems

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

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