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Plant Genome Research Program  (PGRP)


PGRP solicitation update

NSF 16-614 will continue to receive proposal submissions until further notice. Proposals may be submitted any day, any time.

Please review the solicitation, the list of Frequently Asked Questions (NSF 17-017), and the IOS InFocus blog post for additional details.

Please contact dbipgr@nsf.gov or any PGRP Program Director if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Plant Genome Research Program.

(Last updated: September 12, 2017)


Important Announcements

  • The Dear Colleague Letter for Developing Country Collaborations in Plant Genome Research is no longer available until further notice.
  • The BREAD Program is not available to receive applications. The future of the BREAD program is under discussion and information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

(updated: September 12, 2017)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Anne  W. Sylvester dbipgr@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  E12324  
Clifford  Weil dbipgr@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  C12031  
Timothy  Nelson dbipgr@nsf.gov (703) 292-4400  E12300  


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-614

Important Information for Proposers

ATTENTION: Proposers using the Collaborators and Other Affiliations template for more than 10 senior project personnel will encounter proposal print preview issues. Please see the Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information website for updated guidance.

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 18-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 29, 2018. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 18-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime


SYNOPSIS

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) supports genome-scale research in plant genomics that addresses challenging questions of biological importance and of relevance to society. The Program encourages the development of innovative tools, technologies and resources that push the boundaries of research capabilities and permit the community to answer seemingly intractable and pressing questions on a genome-wide scale. Emphasis is placed on the creativity of the approach and the scale and depth of the question being addressed. Data produced by plant genomics should be usable, accessible, integrated across scales and of high impact across biology. Training and career advancement in plant genomics is featured as an essential element of scientific progress. The PGRP continues to focus on plants of economic importance and biological processes and interactions that will have broad impact on the scientific research community and society in general.

Four funding opportunities are currently available:

  1. Genome-scale plant research and/or tool development to address fundamental biological questions in plants of economic importance on a genome-wide scale (RESEARCH-PGR);
  2. Plant Transformation Challenge Grants to overcome constraints in plant transformation through breakthrough discoveries (TRANSFORM-PGR);
  3. Data Mining Challenge Grants to mine, reuse and unleash new information from available large-scale datasets (MINE-PGR);
  4. Career Advancement to build new careers in plant genomics as early career awards (ECA-PGR) or mid-career awards (MCA-PGR).


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