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MCB Special Announcements

New MCB Newsletter - Issue 2 2014 Edition published on 3/28/2104

New 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, 2013 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 guidlines for Proposals for Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops submitted to MCB.

February 15, 2014 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
NSF Participation in the ERA-Net in Synthetic Biology (ERASynBio)
Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC)   NSF Wide Flag
Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2014
Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)   NSF Wide Flag
MacroSystems Biology:
Nitrogen: Improving on Nature (NITROGEN)
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   Crosscutting
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
Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization (IBIV)
Metabolomics for a Low Carbon Society (METABOLOMICS)
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

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1:
(NSF  14-558) Full Proposal: August 5, 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: August 11, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: Institutions of Higher Education (PLAN IHE)

International Research Experiences for Students
(NSF  12-551) Full Proposal: August 19, 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers
(NSF  14-573) Letter of Intent: August 20, 2014, Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks: STEM Disciplines (PLAN D)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: August 27, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals except those requiring access to Antarctica

News See All

biology graphic   Protein's 'hands' enable bacteria to establish infection, research finds
Released July 15, 2014
News From the Field
the human gene CCR5 is critical for HIV infection   Human cells' protein factory has an alternate operating manual
Released July 10, 2014
News From the Field
image of a crop   Discovery provides insights on how plants respond to elevated CO2 levels
Released July 6, 2014
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding from a cultured cell. Catching HIV budding from cells: it all comes down to ALIX
Study shows last-minute role of specific protein named ALIX
Released  May 16, 2014

Illustration of simulations of a free energy perturbation study of phosphate hydrolysis in water Computational science takes the Nobel stage
2013 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry continue to develop important high performance computing methods
Released  February 11, 2014

a green glowing fish Fish aglow: Hidden colors in the sea
"There's a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it."
Released  January 9, 2014

Events Calendar See All

August 18, 2014
Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program
Webcast

August 19, 2014
Workshop for a Future Nanotechnology Infrastructure Support Program
Webcast

October 6, 2014  - October 7, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Arlington, VA
Outreach

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