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Division of Environmental Biology  (DEB)

Note Guidance on Data Management Plans

BIO has posted revised Guidance on Data Management plans (updated 10/01/15).  Please review before submitting a proposal to the Directorate for Biological Sciences.  

Name Email Phone Room
Division of  Environmental Biology (703) 292-8480   

General inquiries regarding this program should be made to:

Inquiries regarding U.K.-Collaborative proposals (NSFDEB-NERC) should be made to:

Inquiries regarding Israeli-Collaborative proposals (NSFDEB-BSF) should be made to:

  • For questions related to the BSF submission email: Mrs. Yael Dressler (; 972 2 5828239)
  • For questions related to DEB submission email:


Solicitation  17-512

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Deadline Date

    August 2, 2017

    August 2, Annually Thereafter

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date

    January 23, 2017

    January 23, Annually Thereafter


The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.


Ecosystem Science Cluster (ES)

Evolutionary Processes Cluster (EP)

Population and Community Ecology Cluster (PCE)

Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster

NSF 11-078 Dear Colleague Letter: BIO Proposal Processing Changes


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program