Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects

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Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects: The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) supports fundamental research and related activities designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. The Division is soliciting proposals for hypothesis-driven and discovery research and related activities in four core clusters:Biomolecular dynamics, structure, and functionCellular processesGenetic mechanismsNetworks and regulation The Division supports research using a range of experimental approaches--including in vivo, in vitro and in silico strategies--and a broad spectrum of model and non-model organisms, especially microbes and plants. Typical research in areas supported by MCB integrates theory and experimentation. The Division gives high priority to research projects that use theory, methods, and technologies from physical sciences, mathematics, computational sciences, and engineering to address basic biological questions. Projects that address the emerging areas of single molecule or single cell studies, molecular dynamics, small RNA and chromatin biology, predictive modeling of complexity at molecular and cellular levels, and synthetic biology are particularly welcome. The Division is also interested in projects aimed at understanding and predicting the molecular and cellular underpinnings of phenotypic variation and adaptation to environmental change. Highest funding priority is given to applications that are outstanding in both intellectual merit and broader impacts. The Division supports both hypothesis-driven research and discovery-based, large-scale biology research. Proposals that are motivated by relevance of the proposed research to human health or proposals that address the molecular basis of human diseases and treatment are not appropriate for the Division and will be returned without review.
Federal Grant Title: Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-initiated research projects
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 11-545
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 47.074
CFDA Descriptions: Biological Sciences
Current Application Deadline: Sep 06, 2011
Original Application Deadline: Sep 06, 2011
Posted Date: May 10, 2011
Creation Date: May 10, 2011
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $65,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
*Organization Limit: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. -Organizations ineligible to submit a proposal in response to this solicitation cannot receive funds as subawardees. If a consortium of eligible organizations submit a collaborative proposal, it should be submitted as separate, linked collaborative proposals.
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