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BIO Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs)


December 21, 2016

Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) are intended to provide general information to the community, clarify or amend an existing policy or document, or inform the NSF proposer community about upcoming opportunities or special competitions for supplements to existing awards. In addition, DCLs are often used to draw attention to an impending change in NSF policies or programs.

DCLs are listed in the National Science Foundation's Document Library.

BIO DCLs can be found here.

Last updated: Dec 21, 2016

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