About Biological Infrastructure (DBI)
The Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) envisions a robust and resilient national infrastructure that advances fundamental biological research to transform our future. To realize our vision, we invest in the innovation and capacity-building of cutting-edge research infrastructure for fundamental biological science that includes human capital, technologies, institutes and centers, and mid-to-large scale facilities.
DBI Cluster Descriptions:
BIO Centers, Facilities, and Additional Research Infrastructure Cluster (CFARI) Cluster
Funding Opportunities Information:
To discover more information about DBI's programs, please click “Programs” in the left navigation bar.
For information about active DBI funding opportunities including cross-directorate and NSF-wide activities, such as those DBI oversees for BIO (e.g., ADVANCE, NSF INCLUDES, the NSF Research Traineeship Program, the Graduate Research Fellowships program, and the Major Research Instrumentation program), please click "Funding" in the left navigation bar.
For “Dear Colleague Letters,” information about supplements, and BIO's guidance on data management plans, please click "Additional Resources" in the left navigation bar.
General questions may be directed to our main office phone number: (703) 292-8470. Specific DBI staff members may be contacted via email, please see our staff directory: http://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_list.jsp?org=DBI&from_org=DBI.
DBI also encourages the community to engage with us through our blog, DBInfo: https://dbiblog.nsfbio.com/.
NSF Public Communications & Media Policy: https://www.nsf.gov/news/policies_for_media.jsp
Media inquiries should be directed to the NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, Division of Public Affairs: (703) 292-8070;
Legislative inquiries should be directed to the NSF's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, Division of Legislative Affairs: (703) 292-8070; Legislative Affairs Officer for BIO: Eric Hammond
If you're a new visitor to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) website or just want a quick visual and textual summary of BIO areas of support, please visit the "About" page for the Directorate to access an interactive organization chart.
Home page image credits:
Beakers: Dr. Jerry Brand
Students examining specimens: Florida Museum of Natural History
NEON tower: NEON, Inc.
Lemurs: Duke Lemur Center/David Haring