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Emerging Frontiers (EF)

EF Special Announcement

A new Macrosystems Biology and Early NEON Science solicitation has been released. See the program webpage for more details.

If you're a new visitor to the Directorate for Biological Sciences website or just want a quick visual and textual summary of our areas of support, please visit the " About BIO" web page where we have added a new interactive organization chart.

See " Additional BIO Resources" for other items of interest including BIO's Guidance on Data Management Plans and BIO Dear Colleague Letters.

Programs and Funding Opportunities

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

EF Active Solicitations    
MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science:    
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - EF    
Advancing Theory in Biology (ATB)    
Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory)   Crosscutting    
Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)    
Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis    
Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)    

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Upcoming Due Dates    See All   

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  16-557) Letter of Intent: July 5, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 21, 2016, ENG

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 22, 2016, GEO, MPS, SBE

News    See All   

dead ponderosa pine tree near Grand Canyon, AZ   Which trees face death in drought? Released April 18, 2016 News From the Field    
a close-up view of coral polyps   Can corals keep up with ocean acidification? Released April 4, 2016 News From the Field    
corn   Ancient bones point to shifting grassland species as climate changes Released March 25, 2016 News From the Field    

Discoveries    See All   

sandhill cranes flying Scientists track nighttime bird migration using weather radar     Weather radar offers new view of nocturnal bird flight Released  February 16, 2016    
illustration showing plants and animals under snow Peering into the secret world of life beneath winter snows     Snow sustains species from frogs to birds to mammals in winter and beyond Released  January 5, 2016    
person sitting next to a lake formed in a flooded sinkhole Ancient fossils show effect of humans on Caribbean wildlife     Fossils found in flooded cave tell new story about nature-human interactions Released  October 20, 2015    
Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries     36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions Released  September 23, 2015    
Nadkarni explains tree biology to medium security inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center. Canopy researcher goes out on a (tree) limb to promote public understanding of science     "Treetop Barbie" is among the bold, inventive tools developed by researcher to reach varied audiences Released  March 12, 2015    

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