Update on Research Resources Solicitations


September 7, 2018

Two new solicitations have been released to support the research areas previously supported by the four solicitations listed below: the Infrastructure Capacity for Biology and the Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research. Please review these new solicitations and contact the cognizant program officers if you have any questions.

Note the solicitations below have been archived and will no longer receive proposals:

  • 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); and
  • Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR - NSF 13-561).

DBI held a webinar on September 27, 2018 to explain how its two new solicitations will affect consideration of proposals in the division.  Click here to view a recording of the webinar. 

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