Human Resources Cluster

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


The Human Resources Cluster includes both innovative and capacity-building investments in the training and education of the next generation of biologists. Programs in this cluster span multiple career levels, they focus explicitly on preparing a diverse, globally-engaged workforce, and they recognize the value of collaboration and building inclusive networks of researchers. A critical component of all programs in this cluster is broadening participation of individuals underrepresented in science to strengthen and expand the Nation’s scientific workforce by supporting diverse and inclusive research and training environments.

Program contacts

John Barthell (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Matthew Herron (703) 292-8470 BIO/DEB
Daniel R. Marenda (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Sally E. O'Connor (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Amanda A. Simcox (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI