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Division of Environmental Biology
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)
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
firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 292-8480
IOS Program Officer
email@example.com, (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.
Important Notice to Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 13-1, was issued on October 4, 2012 and is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 14, 2013. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 13-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
Please be aware that significant changes have been made to the PAPPG to implement revised merit review criteria based on the National Science Board (NSB) report, National Science Foundation's Merit Review Criteria: Review and Revisions. While the two merit review criteria remain unchanged (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), guidance has been provided to clarify and improve the function of the criteria. Changes will affect the project summary and project description sections of proposals. Annual and final reports also will be affected.
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.
Revisions and Updates
This Program is Part of
Additional Funding Opportunities for the DEB Community