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Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Core Programs

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Faculty Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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The core programs in DEB and IOS are discontinuing use of the Preliminary proposal mechanism in 2018. There will be no call for preliminary proposals in January 2018. 

Awards will be made, with FY 2018 funds, for full proposals that were invited for submission based on the review of preliminary proposals submitted in January, 2017 to DEB .  Thereafter, these solicitations will be archived and will no longer accept proposals.

All four divisions will release new solicitations to replace these in the middle of calendar year 2018, inviting proposals to be funded with FY 2019 funds. There will be no deadlines for submissions to any of the new solicitations.  Once the solicitations are released, but not before, full proposals may be submitted at any time. 

See full details of the changes here

 A new solicitation is forthcoming to replace 17-512.

The Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. Areas of research include biodiversity, phylogenetic systematics, molecular evolution, life history evolution, natural selection, ecology, biogeography, ecosystem structure, function and services, conservation biology, global change, and biogeochemical cycles. Research on organismal origins, functions, relationships, interactions, and evolutionary history may incorporate field, laboratory, or collection-based approaches; observational or manipulative experiments; synthesis activities; as well as theoretical approaches involving analytical, statistical, or computational modeling.

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