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MCB Special Announcements

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

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

Key: Crosscutting Crosscutting | NSF Wide Flag NSF-wide

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 IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 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 (CAREER) 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   

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Letter of Intent: March 25, 2015, Applies to both tracks

National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
(NSF  15-519) Full Proposal: April 3, 2015

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  15-542) Full Proposal: May 6, 2015, Applies to both tracks

Partnerships for International Research and Education
(NSF  14-587) Full Proposal: May 15, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 22, 2015, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

News    See All   

bacteria and archaea   Unlocking the key to immunological memory in bacteria
Released February 27, 2015
News From the Field    
the floral abscission zone   Molecular feedback loop gives clues to how flowers drop their petals
Released February 24, 2015
News From the Field    
engineering graphic   Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch made exclusively of RNA
Released February 2, 2015
News From the Field    

Discoveries    See All   

Jennifer Doudna Rewriting genetic information to prevent disease    
Breakthrough Prize winner harnesses CRISPR to improve immune system
Released  February 25, 2015

Meet James L. Olds, the new head of NSF's Directorate for Biological Sciences    
A conversation with James L. Olds
Released  December 4, 2014

educators shooting video for virtual field trip to Grand Canyon Accomplished research scientists are also outstanding teachers of undergraduates    
Of the 15 recently announced Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors--who will receive $1 million over five years to pursue innovative ideas in the undergraduate science classroom--13 have received support from the National Science Foundation
Released  September 18, 2014

Events Calendar    See All   

March 19, 2015  - March 20, 2015
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting
Panel

April 1, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Washington Bothell
Workshop

May 20, 2015
NSF Day at Texas Tech
Workshop

June 1, 2015  - June 2, 2015
NSF Grants Conference - Tampa, FL
Outreach

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