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Division of Integrative Organismal Systems

Enabling Discovery through GEnomics  (EDGE)

Webinar on New EDGE Solicitation

An informational webinar about the new solicitation (NSF 20-532) was held on Friday, January 31st. To access the slides and the transcript, visit

Name Email Phone Room
Theodore (Ted)  J. Morgan (703) 292-7868   
Edda (Floh)  Thiels (703) 292-8167   
Douglas K. (Patrick)  Abbot (703) 292-7820   
Ford  Ballantyne (703) 292-8037   
Steven  E. Ellis (703) 292-7876   
Anthony  G. Garza (703) 292-8440   
Diane Jofuku  Okamuro (703) 292-4508   


Solicitation  20-532

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


The Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program supports genomic research that addresses the mechanistic basis of complex traits in diverse organisms within the context (environmental, developmental, social, and/or genomic) in which they function.  The EDGE program also continues to support the development of innovative tools, technologies, resources, and infrastructure that advance biological research focused on the identification of the causal mechanisms connecting genes and phenotypes. EDGE is designed to provide support for (1) the development of tools, approaches, and infrastructure aimed at testing cause and effect hypotheses between gene function and phenotypes in diverse plants, animals, microbes, viruses, or fungi for which these methods are presently unavailable, and (2) hypothesis-driven research that tests cause and effect relations between genotype(s) and phenotypes in non-model plants, animals, microbes, viruses, or fungi.

These goals are essential to uncovering the rules that underlie genomes-to-phenomes relationships, an area relevant to Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, one of the 10 Big Ideas for future NSF investment.

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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program