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Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Supports research on the design of laboratory- or field-based methodologies that enables new and important insights into biological processes.

Synopsis

Submit proposals to the Infrastructure Innovation for Biological Research solicitation (NSF 21-502).

The Research Methods Programmatic Area supports the design of novel and innovative laboratory- or field-based methodologies with the potential for a transformative impact, enabling new and important insights into biological processes and with the potential to be broadly applicable in biology.  Proposed projects may include methods for the field or laboratory related to any biological phenomena (e.g., molecular, cellular, organismal, ecosystem, biome) or process. Topics that are not supported in this programmatic area include refinement, optimization, or scaling of existing methods and validation of new reagents for standard approaches (e.g., new antibodies or fluorescent tags). The scope of the proposed innovative research method can include any method for measurement, perturbation, or analysis of biological systems in the lab or field. Projects are expected to have a significant application to one or more biological science questions and have the potential to be used by a community of researchers beyond a single research team.

Program contacts

Jean X. Gao
jgao@nsf.gov (703) 292-7253 BIO/DBI
Robert D. Fleischmann
rfleisch@nsf.gov (703) 292-7191 BIO/DBI
Reed S. Beaman
rsbeaman@nsf.gov (703) 292-7163 BIO/DBI

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