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Directorate for Biological Sciences


Improvements to Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories  (FSML)


This program has been archived.

Update on Research Resources Solicitations

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)

For more information on the move to "no-deadline" please see the Dear Colleague Letter and the Frequently Asked Questions.


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.  


Important Announcement

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.


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Peter  McCartney biofsml@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470   
Kandace  Binkley biofsml@nsf.gov (703) 292-8583   
David  Campbell dcampbel@nsf.gov (703) 292-5093   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  16-506

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

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SYNOPSIS

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.


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

Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program

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