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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

Research in 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

Catalyzing New International Collaborations
(NSF  13-605) Full Proposal: April 22, 2014

Sustainability Research Networks Competition
(NSF  14-534) Full Proposal: April 29, 2014

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
(NSF  14-548) Letter of Intent: May 20, 2014, NRT Letter of Intent

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
(NSF  13-542) Full Proposal: May 23, 2014, Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Innovation Corps Teams Program
(NSF  12-602) Full Proposal: June 16, 2014

News See All

graphic showing various marine organisms and the text photogallery   Special for Earth Day: New NSF resources highlight surprising ecological and economic benefits of biodiversity
Released April 17, 2014
Press Release
NSF Google Hangout for Earth Day: Surprising benefits and myths of biodiversity
Released April 15, 2014
Media Advisory
genetic circuits are linked within single cells   Researchers develop bacterial "FM Radio"
Released April 9, 2014
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

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

Mycococcus xanthus "Social" bacteria that work together to hunt for food and survive under harsh conditions
Research into multi-cell bacterium could lead to new antibiotics or to development of new pest-resistant seeds
Released  December 20, 2013

Events Calendar See All

April 22, 2014  - April 23, 2014
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Panel Meeting
Panel

May 12, 2014  - May 13, 2014
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Panel Meeting
Panel

June 23, 2014  - June 24, 2014
NSF Grants Conference - Denver, CO
Outreach

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