BIO Welcomes Proposals in the New Rules of Life Core Solicitation Track


May 3, 2019

The Rules of Life Track (RoL) seeks to support integrative research and training that aims to identify the underlying general principles that operate across hierarchical levels of living systems, from molecules to organisms to ecosystems, and that explain emergent properties, e.g., robustness, adaptability.

Proposals submitted to the RoL Track must integrate research activities across multiple levels of biological organization, and thereby span funding programs beyond a single division in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO).

Full details and requirements can be found in the MCB core solicitation NSF 18-585, and RoL Track proposals can be submitted at any time.

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