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Important Message


October 30, 2017

Please note that the Biological Anthropology Senior competition does not have a solicitation. Please follow the standard proposal preparation guidelines in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (see below under Program Guidelines).


Please note that the Biological Anthropology DDRIG competition has a revised solicitation (18-504) with the following changes:

  • If the proposal is a resubmission, the first paragraph of the Project Description must summarize how the proposal has responded to previous reviewer concerns.

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