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  1. 1. NSF Funding Opportunities in Biology Sally O’Connor, PhD CUR Conference June 25, 2004 La Crosse, WI
  2. 2. National Science Foundation Director Deputy Director Directorates • Biological Sciences • Computer & Information Science & Engineering • Education & Human Resources • Engineering • Geosciences • Mathematical & Physical Sciences • Social, Behaviorial & Economic Sciences Offices • Budget, Finance & Award Management • Information & Resource Management Office of the Director • Legislative & Public Affairs • Equal Opportunity Programs • General Counsel • Integrative Activities • Polar Programs National Science Board Office of Inspector General The NSF Org Chart
  3. 3. Major ChallengesMajor Challenges FY 2002 - 2006FY 2002 - 2006 o Support new and high risk research at frontiers of science without cutting off highly productive lines of research o Fund appropriate balance of science infrastructure and project research o Reshape education of scientists and engineers o Tap diversity of human resources in the U.S. o Communicate value and contributions of science to the public
  4. 4. o Fundamental research -individual and collaborative o Research Centers o Research training at all levels o Facilities o Research tools and resources o Education programs at all levels o Capacity building o Workshops and conferences o International collaboration NSF Supported ActivitiesNSF Supported Activities
  5. 5. NSF FY 2003NSF FY 2003 Proposal StatisticsProposal Statistics 40,167 proposal actions 208,050 panel and mail reviews 10,868 awards 27 % funding rate
  6. 6. FY 2003 PI CharacteristicsFY 2003 PI Characteristics Characteristics ProposalsCharacteristics Proposals Funding RateFunding Rate All PIs 40,172 27% Female PIs 7,355 28% Minority PIs 2,163 26% New PIs 17,609 19% Prior PIs 22,563 33%
  7. 7. NSF FY2003NSF FY2003 Research Grant ProfileResearch Grant Profile • Competitive awards – 10,047 • Average Annual Award – $156,759 • Median Annual Award – $99,134 • Average Duration – 2.54 years
  8. 8. Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
  9. 9. Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Mary E. Clutter, Assistant Director Joann P. Roskoski, Executive Officer Tel: (703) 292-8400 Fax: (703) 292-9154 Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Mary E. Clutter, Assistant Director Joann P. Roskoski, Executive Officer Tel: (703) 292-8400 Fax: (703) 292-9154 Information and Automation Resources Unit (IAR) Joanne G. Rodewald, Information Management Officer Tel: (703) 292-8406 Fax: (703) 292-9155 Information and Automation Resources Unit (IAR) Joanne G. Rodewald, Information Management Officer Tel: (703) 292-8406 Fax: (703) 292-9155 Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Michael Willig, Division Director Penny Firth, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8480 Fax: (703) 292-9064 Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Michael Willig, Division Director Penny Firth, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8480 Fax: (703) 292-9064 Systematics and Population Biology Systematics and Population Biology Ecological Studies Ecological Studies Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN) Judith Verbeke, Acting Division Director Stephen Vessey, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8420 Fax: (703) 292-9153 Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN) Judith Verbeke, Acting Division Director Stephen Vessey, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8420 Fax: (703) 292-9153 Physiology and Ethology Physiology and Ethology Developmental Mechanisms Developmental Mechanisms NeuroscienceNeuroscience Research Resources Research Resources Instrument-Related Activities Instrument-Related Activities Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) Machi F. Dilworth, Division Director Muriel Poston, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8470 Fax: (703) 292-9063 Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) Machi F. Dilworth, Division Director Muriel Poston, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8470 Fax: (703) 292-9063 TrainingTraining Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) Maryanna Henkart, Division Director Eve Barak, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8440 Fax: (703) 292-9061 Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) Maryanna Henkart, Division Director Eve Barak, Acting Deputy Director Tel: (703) 292-8440 Fax: (703) 292-9061 Biomolecular SystemsBiomolecular Systems Cellular SystemsCellular Systems Genes and Genome SystemsGenes and Genome Systems May 17, 2004/JS Plant Genome Research Jane Silverthorne, Program Director Robert Last, Program Director Fedora Sutton, Program Director Tel: (703) 292-8470 Plant Genome Research Jane Silverthorne, Program Director Robert Last, Program Director Fedora Sutton, Program Director Tel: (703) 292-8470 Virtual Division of Emerging Frontiers (EF) Virtual Division Directors Virtual Program Officers Virtual Division of Emerging Frontiers (EF) Virtual Division Directors Virtual Program Officers BIO
  10. 10. BiologicalBiological SciencesSciences Home PageHome Page www.nsf.gov/bio/www.nsf.gov/bio/
  11. 11. Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) oInstrument-Related Activities oMulti-user Equipment oInstrument Development oField Stations and Marine Labs oResearch Resources oComputational Biology Activities oBiological Databases and Informatics oBiological Research Collections oLiving Stock Collections oTraining oREU Sites, UMEB, CRUI oIntegrative Graduate Education oPostdoctoral Research (Minority, Biological Informatics, Microbial Biology) o Plant Genome, RCN, FIBR, NEON
  12. 12. Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) oSystematic and Population Biology oPopulation Biology oSystematic Biology oBiodiversity Surveys and Inventories oEcological Studies oEcosystem Studies oEcology oLong-term Ecological Research oLong-Term Research in Environmental Biology
  13. 13. Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN) oDevelopmental Mechanisms oPlant and Microbial Developmental Mechanisms oAnimal Developmental Mechanisms oEvolution of Developmental Mechanisms oNeuroscience oBehavioral Neuroscience oComputational Neuroscience oDevelopmental Neuroscience oNeuroendocrinology oNeuronal and Glial Mechanisms oSensory Systems oPhysiology and Ethology oLTREB oEcological and Evolutionary Physiology oIntegrative Animal Biology oIntegrative Plant Biology
  14. 14. Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) oBiomolecular Systems oMolecular Biochemistry oMolecular Biophysics oMetabolic Biochemistry oCellular Systems oMicrobial Observatories oMicrobial Interactions and Processes oGenes and Genome Systems oEukaryotic Genetics oMicrobial Genetics oBiochemistry of Gene Expression
  15. 15. BIO Grant Opportunities Research: • Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI, CRUI) • Research Opportunity Awards (ROA supplement) Training: • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) • Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) • Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Infrastructure: • Research Instrumentation (MRI, MUE, Instrument Dev) • Field Stations and Marine Labs
  16. 16. Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Eligibility: must be Predominantly Undergraduate Institution (PUI) – 2-yr and 4-yr colleges – master’s level and small doctoral colleges that have undergraduate enrollment larger than graduate and award no more than 10/yr PhD degrees in all science fields (avg 2-5 yrs) RUI supports research of faculty from PUI – Funding to individual or collaborative group – Purchase of shared instrumentation Deadline/Target dates: Jan 10 and July 10
  17. 17. Cross-disciplinary Research at Undergraduate Institutions (CRUI) •Goal – Fund cross-disciplinary research at RUIs. Must have minimum 3 collaborators (at least one non-biologist); Co-PIs can be from R1s •Support for faculty salary and travel, equipment ($50k in first yr), supplies, postdoc or technician, student stipend/wages, etc. •Award size: approx $250,000/yr for 3-4 yrs •Full Proposal Deadline: June 15, 2004
  18. 18. Research Opportunity Awards (ROA supplement) •Provide support for faculty from PUIs to participate in ongoing, NSF-funded research projects for limited periods, usually a summer •Goal – To enhance research program at home institution, improve research & teaching at PUIs •Funded as supplements to active NSF grants – Salary or stipend for undergraduate faculty – Travel for the undergraduate faculty member to the host laboratory and/or to attend a meeting – Research supplies •Making connections with an NSF grantee: – Network at scientific meetings – Consult NSF FastLane list of awards in the relevant program – NSF Program Director in your area of interest can help make connections. (Consult the NSF web site for contact information) •Deadline: none
  19. 19. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) •Sites Program – Stand-alone program •Supplements • Given to existing NSF funded project/program
  20. 20. REU Sites Program  Goal: Provide meaningful research experiences to undergraduate students to attract them to, and retain them in, science and engineering  Proposal deadline: August 17, 2004  Typically 8-12 week summer research program  Summer plus academic year (for students attending host institutions)  Involvement of under-represented minority students and students with limited opportunities for research is emphasized  Award size: ($50-100k/yr)  Award Duration: 2-5 years NSH-11
  21. 21. Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology (UMEB) •Goal - Increase participation of under-represented minority groups in environmental biology •Provide meaningful research experience for undergraduates during academic year and summer; enrichment activities, field work • Funding of up to $500,000 for 4 years (small equipment allowed in first yr) •Deadline: May 15, 2005 (tentative)
  22. 22. Undergraduate Research Centers (URC) • Division of Chemistry • Funding: up to $500,000 for 5 years plus up to $200,000 for equipment in 1st yr; planning: $50,000 for 1-2 yrs • Goal -- Expand reach of undergraduate research to 1st and 2nd -year college students and enhance research capacity of institution • Letter of Intent Due Date(s): Dec. 01, 2003 • Full Proposal Deadline: January 16, 2004
  23. 23. Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) •Goal—support purchase of research instruments •Cost sharing: none for PUIs and 50% for R1s •Award size: $100,000 - $2 million except for PUIs, <$100,000 •Award Duration: 3 yr standard •Deadline: January 22, 2004 (4th Thurs of Jan) •FY03 budget: $86 M; FY04: $108 M
  24. 24. Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) The goal is to improve the quality of STEM education for all students. Program has four tracks: •Educational Materials Development – textbooks, software, or laboratory materials for commercial distribution •National Dissemination – faculty professional development opportunities •Adaptation and Implementation – improve education in STEM through adaptation of exemplary materials •Assessment of Student Achievement – develop and disseminate assessment practices, materials, and measures to improve the courses
  25. 25. Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) •The anticipated total funding amount for all tracks in CCLI is $40 million. •Deadline(s): Jun 16, 2004 ND Track Jun 17, 2004 EMD Track Dec 02, 2004 A&I Track Dec 08, 2004 ASA Track •Russell Pimmel, Lead PO (CCLI-A&I), tel 703- 292-8666 or rpimmel@nsf.gov, or contact a PO in the relevant discipline at http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/ehr/due/staff/pd.asp
  26. 26. Advanced Technological Education (ATE) •Promotes improvement in undergraduate education: (joint program with ESIE & DUE) – Curriculum development – Preparation of college faculty and secondary school teachers – Professional development for faculty and teachers – Research relating to technician education •Emphasis on two-year colleges – Education of technicians for high-technology fields – Promotes articulation between 2-year and 4-year institutions •Deadlines: Preliminary Proposal: April 21, 2004 (Required only for Large Scale Materials Development (LSMD) and Large Scale Teacher Preparation (LSTP) proposals). Preliminary proposals are recommended but not required for all others. Full Proposal Deadline: October 08, 2004
  27. 27. Call Your Program Director
  28. 28. Questions? Sally O’Connor soconnor@nsf.gov Tel 703-292-4552

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