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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
Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs)
EMERGING FRONTIERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION 2016
Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams)   NSF Wide Flag
MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science:
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

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems
(NSF  16-524) Full Proposal: March 22, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Letter of Intent: May 9, 2016

Innovation Corps Sites Program
(NSF  14-547) Full Proposal: June 14, 2016

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  16-504) Full Proposal: July 11, 2016

Faculty Early Career Development Program
(NSF  15-555) Full Proposal: July 20, 2016, BIO, CISE, EHR

News See All

biology graphic   Researchers shed new light on regulation of repetitive DNA sequences
Released January 28, 2016
News From the Field
location of the Rpn11 enzymatic active site   Crouching protein, hidden enzyme
Released January 25, 2016
News From the Field
snail lab   UI biologists find sexuality, not extra chromosomes, benefits animals
Released January 21, 2016
News From the Field

Discoveries See All

Neurons of a mouse brain Video series: New strategies address one of science's greatest mysteries
36 NSF-funded research teams work to help reveal how neurons team up to produce thoughts and actions
Released  September 23, 2015

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

Events Calendar See All

November 9, 2015  - December 9, 2016
2016 NRT Informational Webinars
Outreach

February 22, 2016
Nanoscale Organic Hybrid Materials and Applications in Next-Generation Energy-Storage Technologies
Lecture

February 29, 2016  - March 1, 2016
NSF Grants Conference in Portland, Oregon
Outreach

March 21, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Workshop

March 22, 2016
2016 NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop
Workshop

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