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					Funding Opportunities
       at NSF
          Mark Courtney
        Program Director
Division of Environmental Biology
          Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
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- supplies most of the Federal support for basic research in
    "non-medical biological sciences" at U.S. academic
    institutions (ca. same for "environmental biology")




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          Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
Funding Opportunities

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                        Publication Number: NSF 07-140
        Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
                  Directorate for Biological
                          Sciences                           Emerging Frontiers (EF)




     Div. of                    Div. of               Div. of Integrative    Div. of Molecular &
   Biological               Environmental                Organismal                Cellular
 Infrastructure                Biology                     Systems              Biosciences
      (DBI)                     (DEB)                        (IOS)                  (MCB)


       Human                                             Behavioral               Biomolecular
                           Ecological Biology
      Resources                                           Systems                   Systems

      Research                 Ecosystem               Developmental
                                                                                Cellular Systems
      Resources                 Science                   Systems

                                                                               Genes and Genome
                               Population &           Neural Systems
                          Evolutionary Processes                                   Systems
  Plant Genome
Research Program                                       Physiological
                                                       & Functional
                            Systematic Biology &
                                                         Systems
                           Biodiversity Inventories

As of February 2007
BIO Target dates for unsolicited
          proposals


      January 9 or 12
        July 9 or 12
        Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
        Research Coordination
           Networks (RCN)
• Encourage and foster interactions among
  scientists
• Create new research directions or advance a field
• Support communication and coordination across
  disciplinary, organizational, institutional, and
  geographical boundaries
• $50,000-100,000 per year for up to 5 years
      Proposal Target Date: Last Monday in June, annually
          Contact: Gerald Wilkinson, biorcn@nsf.gov

                                      Announcement: NSF 06-567
     Ecology of Infectious
        Diseases (EID)
Joint NSF and NIH initiative
Supports the development of predictive models and
  the discovery of principles governing the
  transmission dynamics of infectious disease
  agents.
        Deadline: 2nd Wed in December annually
       Contact: Sam Scheiner, sscheine@nsf.gov

 Award Web Page: http://nsf.gov/bio/pubs/awards/eid.htm

                                   Announcement: NSF 07-513
        Assembling the
   Tree of Life Project (AToL)
 Constructing a universal Tree of Life for all 1.7
   million named species of organisms on earth
 Capitalizes on new computational and genomic
   technologies
 Encompasses all microbes, fungi, protists, animals
   and plants

Contact: AToL Working Group, BIO-AToL@nsf.gov

                                  Announcement: NSF 07-535
             The 2010 Project
    To determine the function of all genes in
             Arabidopsis thaliana

• Determine the function of all genes in Arabidopsis
  thaliana by the year 2010
• Conduct creative and innovative research in order to
  determine the function of a network of genes
• Development of critical research tools for Arabidopsis
  functional genomics

              Contact: Bio2010@nsf.gov

                                 Announcement: NSF 06-612
         Microbial Genome
            Sequencing
• Support high-throughput sequencing of the genomes
  of microorganisms (including viruses, bacteria,
  archaea, fungi, oomycetes and protists)
• In collaboration with the USDA
• Emphasis on: novel biological functions, ecosystem
  roles, environmental effects, and genome evolution

      Contact: Patrick Dennis, pdennis@nsf.gov


                               Announcement: NSF 07-513
      Microbial Observatories and Microbial
      Interactions and Processes (MOMIP)
• Develop a network of sites in different habitats to
  study and understand microbial diversity over time
  and across environmental gradients.
• Establish or participate in an internet-accessible
  knowledge network to disseminate the information.
• Now supports research projects that need not be site-
  based, and that are smaller and/or shorter in
  duration than MO projects.

             Deadline: October 8, 2007
         Contact: Matt Kane, mkane@nsf.gov
                                 Announcement: NSF 05-600
     Dynamics of Coupled Natural and
         Human Systems (CNH)

• Joint program of three directorates:
  Biological Sciences, Geosciences, and Social,
  Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
• Focuses on complex interactions among
  human and natural systems at diverse scales
• Topics are inherently interdisciplinary
              Deadline: see announcement
       Contact: Saran Twombly, stwombly@nsf.gov


                                Announcement: NSF 06-587
     National Evolutionary Synthesis
           Center (NESCent)
• Foster greater conceptual synthesis in biological
  evolution
• Bring together researchers and educators, extant data
  and information technology resources.
• Develop new tools and cross-disciplinary standards
  for management of biological information, support
  data analysis capabilities, and host and curate
  databases.
• Workshops, sabbaticals, postdoctorals
        Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
          Faculty Early Career
    Development Program (CAREER)

• Supports teacher-scholars
• Supports plans that effectively integrate
  research and education
• BIO minimum of $500,000 for 5 years
• Check eligibility criteria
              Deadline: July 17, 2007
    Contact: Mark Courtney, mcourtne@nsf.gov

                               Announcement: NSF 05-579
     Partnerships for International
     Research and Education (PIRE)

• Developed to meet the challenges of educating
  future Ph.D. scientists and engineers
• Emphasizes international training
• Multi-institutional award
• $2 million over 5 years

          Deadline: see announcement
     Contact: Edward Murdy, emurdy@nsf.gov

                              Announcement: NSF 06-589
    Partnerships for Enhancing
   Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET)
• Training new generations of taxonomists
• Translate current expertise into electronic
  databases
• Monographic research and computer
  infrastructure
• Next competition, 2007
• Please see the announcement for more
  details
  Contact: Juan Carlos Morales, jmorales@nsf.gov
                               Announcement: NSF 07-519
       Doctoral Dissertation
     Improvement Grants (DDIG)
• Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
  and the Division of Integrative Organismal
  Systems (IOS)
• Must pass candidacy by the deadline
• Funds research-related costs only
• Recent changes:
     • increased upper limit to $12,000
     • allow travel to meetings

     Deadline: 3rd Friday in November, annually
     Contact: Mark Courtney, mcourtne@nsf.gov
                                          Announcement: NSF 05-607
   Graduate Research Fellowships

• Awarded for graduate study leading to research-
  based masters or doctoral degrees
• Science, mathematics, and engineering
• Intended for students at or near the beginning of
  their graduate study
• Handled through the Div. of Graduate Education
  (Education Directorate)
• $30,000 / yr for 3 years
        Contact: Help@nsfgradfellows.org
                                   Announcement: NSF 06-592
     Research Experiences for
      Undergraduates (REU)

• REU Sites or REU supplements to PIs with
  existing awards
• Intended to attract and retain undergraduates in
  mathematics, science and engineering
• Incorporates active research experience

  DEB Supplement Deadline: February 1st, annually
    Contact: Main award’s NSF Program Director

                                 Announcement: NSF 05-592
           Research in
  Undergraduate Institutions (RUI)

• Support high quality research by faculty with
  active involvement of undergraduate students
• Strengthen the research environment in
  academic departments that are oriented
  primarily toward undergraduate instruction

       Target Date: Same as core programs’
   Contact: Michael Mishkind, mmishkin@nsf.gov

                                  Announcement: NSF 00-144
  Research Opportunity Award
                     (ROA)

• Supplementary funding through ongoing
  NSF research grants
• Allows faculty at predominantly
  undergraduate institutions to participate in
  research activities under the aegis of NSF-
  supported investigators
     Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
   Contact: Main award’s NSF Program Director

                               Announcement: NSF 05-548
      Research Experiences
       for Teachers (RET)
• Supplements to current NSF Awards
• Helps build long term collaborative relationships
  between K-12 teachers of science and
  mathematics and the NSF research community
• Encourages researchers to form partnerships with
  teachers

      Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
    Contact: Main award’s NSF Program Director

                                   Announcement: NSF 05-524
         Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
   Minority Postdoctoral Research
  Fellowships & Supporting Activities
• Supports training and research in the areas of biology
  and social, behavioral, and economic sciences
• Offers travel grants for graduate students to visit
  prospective sponsors
• Provides starter research grants for Fellows
• NSF hosts an annual meeting of Fellows and their
  mentors

     Contact: Carter Kimsey, ckimsey@nsf.gov

                                    Announcement: NSF 06-586
   Undergraduate Research & Mentoring
          in the Biological Sciences (URM)

• Research Mentoring Awards – proposals
  should emphasize ways of enabling students from
  under-represented groups to enter and remain in
  environmental biology

• Travel Awards - awards to professional societies
  to enable undergraduates from under-represented
  groups to attend meetings


   Preliminary proposal deadline: 3rd Tues in Sep
             Contact: biourm@nsf.gov

                                  Announcement: NSF 06-591
  Research Assistantships for
 High School Students (RAHSS)
• Supplements current NSF awards
• Fosters high school students’ interest in
  pursuing the biological sciences
• Broadens participation

       Deadline: Proposals accepted anytime
     Contact: Main award’s NSF Program Director

                                 Announcement: NSF 06-027
         Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
          Major Research
   Instrumentation Program (MRI)
• Designed to improve the condition of scientific and
  engineering equipment and facilities for research
  and research training
• Awards for instrumentation will range from
  $100,000 to $2 million
• Cost sharing at a level of 30% of total eligible costs
  is required

      Deadline: 3rd Thursday in January, annually
         Contact: Joan Frye, jfrye@nsf.gov
                                   Announcement: NSF 07-510
  Improvements in Facilities, Communications,
   & Equipment for Research at Biological Field
     Stations & Marine Laboratories (FSML)

• Off-campus facilities for R&E
• Preserving access to study areas & organisms
• Provide facilities & equipment in close
  proximity to study areas

             Deadline: March 7, 2008
    Contact: Kandace Binkley, biofsml@nsf.gov

                               Announcement: NSF 05-550
         Course, Curriculum,
   & Laboratory Improvement (CCLI)
• Division of Undergraduate Education
• Changed substantially in FY 2006
  Phase 1, Exploratory Projects - up to $150,000 ($200,000 when 4-
    year and 2-year institutions collaborate) for 1 to 3 years;
  Phase 2, Expansion Projects - up to $500,000 for 2 to 4 years;
  Phase 3, Comprehensive Projects - up to $2,000,000 for 3 to 5
    years.


   Deadline: Phase 2 & 3: January 10, 2008
      Contact: Terry Woodin, twoodin@nsf.gov

                                        Announcement: NSF 07-543
        Agenda
• ORGANIZATION
• FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
 – Core Activities (ongoing)
 – Emerging Frontiers
 – Developing Expertise
 – Increasing Diversity
 – Instrumentation Resources
 – New & Upcoming Opportunities
      Research Initiation Grants (RIG) &
      Career Advancement Awards (CAA)
     to Broaden Participation in the Biological Sciences
• Increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented
  groups in biology and scientists at minority-serving institutions.
• For faculty at any college or university.
• Proposed activities must facilitate broadening participation by
  underrepresented groups in biology.
• RIG - beginning investigators - for activities (e.g. preliminary
  data or developing collaborations), in order to formulate
  competitive grant applications.
• CAA – established scientists – to enhance career development
  and competitiveness (e.g., acquiring new tools, skills).
       Deadline: 2nd Monday in January, annually
       Contact: W. Carl Taylor, wtaylor@nsf.gov
                                          Announcement: NSF 07-560
  Human & Social Dynamics (HSD)


• Multidisciplinary research teams
• Focuses on understanding the drivers and
  consequences of organizational, cultural,
  and societal change
• FY 2008 emphasis areas not yet announced

       Contact: Rita Teutonico, rteutoni@nsf.gov


                                  Announcement: NSF 06-604
   Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates
   in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM)

• Enhance undergraduate training at the
  intersection of the biological and mathematical
  sciences
• Involve interdisciplinary teams of
  undergraduates in genuine research projects
• Strengthen research and education capacity,
  infrastructure, and culture of the institution

      Contact: Sam Scheiner, sscheine@nsf.gov


                                Announcement: NSF 07-539
   Science and Society (S&S)
    Impacts of Biology on Society
 Examine the relationships among science,
   engineering, technology, and society.
     – Ethics and Values
     – History and Philosophy
     – Social Studies
     – Policy Studies

Proposal Target Dates: February 1 and August 1, annually
       Contact: Frederick Kronz, fkronz@nsf.gov

                               Announcement:
                               NSF 06-039 Impacts of Bio on Society
                               NSF 05-588 Science & Society
OPUS
        Opportunities for Promoting
       Understanding through Synthesis
                                (OPUS)
  • Encourage and provide the means to produce integrated analysis
    and interpretation of a body of research by an individual or team
    of investigators.
  • Provide an account that chronicles how stages of research led to
    cohesive understanding.
  • Generate insight that points to new directions in research.
  • 6.5 mths salary and fringe benefits for primary PI; up to
    $25,000 non-PI salary costs, over 2 years.

         Deadlines: January 9 and July 9, annually
        Contact: Mark Courtney, mcourtne@nsf.gov
                                           Announcement: NSF 06-568
             Environmental Genomics
                                  (EnGen)
• To enhance the development of fundamental knowledge and
  strengthen the capacity to apply genomics-enabled methods in
  research on organisms in their natural environments.
• Research foci should be appropriate to the themes of interest or
  purviews of the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO) and
  Geosciences (GEO).
• If related to polar species or polar ecosystems, proposals should
  be responsive to the themes and goals of the International Polar
  Year (IPY), and submitted to the NSF IPY solicitation

                    Contact: engen@nsf.gov

                                           Announcement: NSF 06-611
           International Polar Year
               (IPY) 2007-2008

• An intense scientific campaign to explore new
  frontiers in polar science, improve our
  understanding of the critical role of the polar
  regions in global processes, and educate the public
  about the polar regions

          Contact: Office of Polar Programs


                                 Announcement: NSF 07-536
    Planetary Biodiversity
      Inventories (PBI)
• To accelerate the discovery & study of
  the world’ biodiversity.
• World wide, species-level systematic
  inventory of a major group of
  organisms.
            Deadline: January 12, 2008
   Contact:Patrick Herendeen, pherende@nsf.gov
                               Announcement: NSF 06-500
       Plant Science
 Cyberinfrastructure (PSCIC)
• New program
• Create a cyberinfrastructure collaborative for
  plant science that will enable new conceptual
  advances through integrative, computational
  thinking
• Scientists from various disciplines will work
  collaboratively on teams

       Contact: Christopher Greer, pscic@nsf.gov

                                 Announcement: NSF 06-594
  Advancing Theory in Biology
            (ATB)
• Develop new conceptualizations and
  theoretical approaches to identify
  fundamental principles that traverse
  levels of biological complexity
• Awards up to $250,000 per year for 3
  years
           Proposal Deadline: July 3, 2007
     Contact: Saran Twombly, BioTheory@nsf.gov
                               Announcement: NSF 07-556
       National Ecological
   Observatory Network (NEON)
• A major research infrastructure activity
• Continent-wide network of observatories
• State-of-the-art infrastructure will support
  interdisciplinary, integrated research
• Award announcement is forthcoming

     Contact: Elizabeth Blood, eblood@nsf.gov
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