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Division of Environmental Biology

Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science  (MSB-NES)

NEON Related RCNs

The program continues to welcome proposals for Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) driving convergent science with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). Please see for more information.

Name Email Phone Room
Matthew  D. Kane (703) 292-7186   
Gary  Lamberti (703) 292-7551   
Diana  Pilson (703) 292-2592   


Solicitation  20-506

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    November 8, 2021

    Second Monday in November, Annually Thereafter


The Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES): Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and changes in species distribution at regional to continental scales as well as training activities to broaden participation of researchers in Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science.

Proposers are encouraged to use NEON resources, and proposals for substantive and innovative NEON-enabled research will be prioritized for funding.Substantive NEON-enabled projects rely on data and/or samples collected by NEON, co-locate research activities at NEON sites, and/or develop tools that will explicitly enhance the processing, use, and/or analysis of NEON data or collections within the context of Macrosystems Biology research questions.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program