No Caps on Submissions to BIO Core Solicitations


May 7, 2019

In November 2018, BIO eliminated its previous cap on submissions. Investigators can now submit as many unique proposals as they wish, at any time, in accordance with our no deadline core solicitation NSF 18-585.

MCB welcomes PIs to submit more than one project for consideration. We hope this change enables PIs to take more risks in the proposals they submit, without fear of having only one opportunity to seek funding per year.  Read a full statement on the decision from BIO Assistant Director Joanne Tornow in her post on the Bio BUZZ blog. As always, if you have any questions please contact one of our Program Directors.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2020, its budget is $8.3 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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