Apply to MCB’s Core Solicitation – No Deadlines
January 6, 2020
The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB) (NSF 18-585) has no deadlines. Applications are accepted at any time in each of MCB’s four clusters:
- Cellular Dynamics and Function,
- Genetic Mechanisms,
- Molecular Biophysics, and
- Systems and Synthetic Biology.
In addition, proposals are accepted in the Rules of Life track for proposals that integrate across scales of biological organization and cross boundaries of divisions within the Biological Sciences. There are no limits to the number of proposals a PI can submit to the MCB Core Solicitation. For full details including funding priorities, program requirements, and contact information see the solicitation.
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2020 budget of $8.3 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.