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Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories  (FSML)

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.


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   


Solicitation  16-506

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:  January 11, 2016


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.



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

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