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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 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   

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  15-566) Full Proposal: August 4, 2015

International Research Experiences for Students
(NSF  12-551) Full Proposal: August 18, 2015

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: August 26, 2015, Deadline for REU Site proposals except those requiring access to Antarctica

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)

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Full Proposal: November 3, 2015, Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

News    See All   

oscillations from a growing biofilm   Resolving social conflict is key to survival of bacterial communities
Released July 22, 2015
News From the Field    
Oleg Igoshin (left) and Jatin Narula   Bacteria use DNA replication to time key decision
Released July 9, 2015
News From the Field    
illustration of notch signaling pathway   Hybrid cells cause chaos around cancers
Released July 8, 2015
News From the Field    

Discoveries    See All   

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

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

Events Calendar    See All   

August 18, 2015
National Science Foundation at the American Chemical Society Meeting
Outreach

August 28, 2015
NSF Day at the University of Alaska Anchorage (POSTPONED)
Training

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

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