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The MCB Blog can be found here: https://nsfmcb.wordpress.com.

NEW Dear Colleague Letter: Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/BIO/MCB - US-Israel BSF International Opportunity. Click here for details regarding this funding opportunity.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the INSPIRE funding opportunity to support bold interdisciplinary projects in all NSF-supported areas of science, engineering, and education research has been released. Read more here.

A Dear Colleague Letter encouraging the submission of proposals to the I/UCRC funding opportunity in the fields of engineering biology and cellular biomanufacturing has been released. Read more here.

November 15, 2016 is the next deadline for proposals submitted to core programs in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB).   See solicitation 13-510 for updated cluster descriptions and guidelines.  A link to the frequently asked questions, can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf13012.  See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/confworkshopguidance.jsp for guidelines for Proposals for Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops submitted to MCB.

January 16, 2017 is the next deadline for REU, RET, RAHSS, and ROA supplements in MCB. See information sheet at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/mcb/suppopp.jsp for further guidance.

Other items of interest listed below:

Programs and Funding Opportunities

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Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects (MCB)    
MCB Cluster Descriptions    
Cellular Dynamics and Function    
Genetic Mechanisms    
Molecular Biophysics    
Systems and Synthetic Biology    
Additional Funding Opportunities for the MCB Community    
Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)    
Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)   NSF Wide Flag    
MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science:    
NSF-NIST Interaction in Basic and Applied Scientific Research in BIO, ENG & MPS (NSF-NIST)    
Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP)    
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology    
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS)    
Research Coordination Networks    
Research Experiences for Teachers: Supplement Opportunity (RET)    
Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability NSF-Wide Investment (SEES)   NSF Wide Flag   Crosscutting    
Science, Technology, and Society (STS)    
Current Activities: no longer receiving proposals - MCB    
Cracking the Olfactory Code (Olfactory)   Crosscutting    
Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)    
Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society (METABOLOMICS)    
NSF Participation in the ERA-Net in Synthetic Biology (ERASynBio)    
Surpassing Evolution: Transformative Approaches to Enhance the Efficiency of Photosynthesis    

Featured NSF-wide Programs

Faculty Early Career Development Program   NSF Wide Flag

International Research Fellowship Program   NSF Wide Flag

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions:   NSF Wide Flag

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NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

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For Graduate Students

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For K-12 Educators

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   

a notch-signaling protein called delta   Rice University scientists identify 'smoking gun' in metastasis of hybrid cells Released May 19, 2016 News From the Field    
Heme protein showing loops in orange   Scientists discover the evolutionary link between protein structure and function Released May 18, 2016 News From the Field    
initial stages of DNA transcription   Researchers unveil new, detailed images of DNA transcription Released May 11, 2016 News From the Field    

Discoveries    See All   

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    
animation showing Motyxia bistipita emitting a blue green light. Shedding light on millipede evolution     A Virginia Tech entomologist discusses millipedes that light up, and some really bright ideas inspired by bioluminescence Released  July 31, 2015    
Penny Beuning Researcher studies how to prevent antibiotic resistance     Solution could be in bacterial protein called UmuD Released  March 26, 2015    

Events Calendar    See All   

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars

June 1, 2016
Webinar: Understanding SBIR & STTR Phase I Application Process

June 27, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Wyoming

June 29, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Nebraska

June 30, 2016
SBIR Road Tour - Kansas

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