FAQ for BIO Core Program Solicitations
October 23, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) Core Programs Solicitations have been published. See NSF 18-106 for more information. These apply to the IOS Core Programs (NSF 18-586), the Plant Genome Research Program (NSF 18-579), and the Plant Biotic Interactions (NSF 18-590) solicitations.
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