Directorate for Biological Sciences
Improvements to Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML)
New solicitations to replace previous solicitations in the DBI Research Resources Cluster will be available after mid-year 2018. Programs affected include:
- Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI - NSF 15-582)
- Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR - NSF 15-577)
- Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML - NSF 16-506)
- Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR - NSF 13-561)
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.
A revised solicitation for the Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) Program is forthcoming. The targeted submission deadline for FY2016 proposals is January 2016.
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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.
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSMLs) are off-campus facilities for research and education conducted in the natural habitats of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. FSMLs support environmental and basic biological research and education by preserving access to study areas and organisms, by providing facilities and equipment in close proximity to those study areas, and by fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and collaboration in research and education. To fulfill these roles, FSMLs must offer modern research and educational facilities, equipment, communications and data management for a broad array of users. In recognition of the importance of FSMLs in modern biology, NSF invites proposals that address these general goals of FSML improvement.