MCB Core Solicitation and Other Funding Opportunities

April 10, 2023

The Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences accept proposals to core solicitations, as well as to special solicitations. We also announce our interest in specific areas or alert the community to new opportunities through Dear Colleague Letters. For an up-to-date list of current funding opportunities visit the "Funding Opportunities” page on the MCB Blog.

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB) (NSF 23-548) are accepted at any time in each of MCB’s four clusters:

For full details including funding priorities, program requirements, and contact information see the solicitation.

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