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Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB)

MCB Special Announcements

The MCB Blog can be found here: https://nsfmcb.wordpress.com.

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/MCB - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the INSPIRE funding opportunity to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research has been released. Read more here.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the I/UCRC funding opportunity in the fields of engineering biology and cellular biomanufacturing has been released. Read more here.

November 15, 2015 is the next deadline for proposals submitted to core programs in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB).   See solicitation 13-510 for updated cluster descriptions and guidelines.  A link to the frequently asked questions, can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13012.  See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/confworkshopguidance.jsp for guidelines for Proposals for Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops submitted to MCB.

January 15, 2016 is the next deadline for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements in MCB. See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/suppopp.jsp for further guidance.

Other items of interest listed below:


Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)
MCB Cluster Descriptions
bullet Cellular Dynamics and Function
bullet Genetic Mechanisms
bullet Molecular Biophysics
bullet Systems and Synthetic Biology
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community
bullet Innovation Corps Teams Program  (I-Corps Teams) NSF Wide Flag
bullet MacroSystems Biology:
bullet NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS  (NSF-NIST)
bullet Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)
bullet Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology
bullet Research Assistantships for High School Students  (RAHSS)
bullet Research Coordination Networks
bullet Research Experiences for Teachers: Supplement Opportunity  (RET)
bullet Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment  (SEES) NSF Wide Flag Crosscutting
bullet Science, Technology, and Society  (STS)
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - MCB
bullet Cracking the Olfactory Code  (Olfactory) Crosscutting
bullet Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization  (IBIV)
bullet Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society  (METABOLOMICS)
bullet NSF Participation in the ERA-Net in Synthetic Biology  (ERASynBio)
bullet Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development Program NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 29, 2015, Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 30, 2015, Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: November 3, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

News See All

two mice used in a sensitive new toxicity test Competing mice reveal genetic defects
Released September 30, 2015
News From the Field
two people holding a plant Modeling tool IDs genes that control stress response in plants
Released September 29, 2015
News From the Field
Jan Skotheim Stanford biologists crack centuries-old mystery of how cell growth triggers cell division
Released September 28, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries
36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions
Released  September 23, 2015

animation showing Motyxia bistipita emitting a blue green light. Shedding light on millipede evolution
A Virginia Tech entomologist discusses millipedes that light up, and some really bright ideas inspired by bioluminescence
Released  July 31, 2015

Penny Beuning Researcher studies how to prevent antibiotic resistance
Solution could be in bacterial protein called UmuD
Released  March 26, 2015

Events Calendar See All

September 10, 2015  - January 21, 2016
ADVANCE IT and IT-Catalyst pre-proposal Technical Assistance Webinars

October 15, 2015
Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE)
Advisory Committee Meeting

October 21, 2015  - October 22, 2015
Advisory Committee for Geosciences
Advisory Committee Meeting

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA

November 3, 2015
NSF Day at Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia

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