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MCB Special Announcements

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, 2015 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 15, 2016 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
EMERGING FRONTIERS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACTIVITIES 2015
Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)   NSF Wide Flag
MacroSystems Biology:
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

View All NSF-wide Programs

NSF Educational Opportunities by Audience

For Undergraduate Students

For Graduate Students

For Postdoctoral Fellows

For K-12 Educators

Upcoming Due Dates See All

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: October 5, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 26, 2015, Geosciences; Life Sciences

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 27, 2015, Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Engineering; Materials Research

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 29, 2015, Psychology; Social Sciences; STEM Education and Learning

Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF  15-597) Full Proposal: October 30, 2015, Chemistry; Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

News See All

nanoclew   Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells
Released August 28, 2015
News From the Field
thaumarchaeota archaea   Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures
Released August 26, 2015
News From the Field
the artificial ribosome, called Ribo-T   Researchers design first artificial ribosome
Released July 29, 2015
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

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

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

Events Calendar See All

October 2, 2015
Informational Webinar on NSF 15-598, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Webcast

November 2, 2015  - November 3, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
Conference

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