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Note: If you have news or information about grants or fellowships you want posted, please send an e-mail to the Webmaster.

Links for funding and scholarships:

GrantsNet - run by AAAS & HHMI, is a searchable database for funding opportunities for training in the biological and medical sciences.

Funding Opportunities for Postdoctoral Research in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology and Genetics

Compiled by the Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92717



NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Update

Deadline for REU Site proposals: September 7, 2005; August 17, 2006.

Deadline for REU Site proposals to the Antarctic Program: June 7, 2006; June 6, 2007. Note that the June 2, 2005, deadline is covered by the previous REU program solicitation, NSF 04-584.

Deadline for REU Supplement requests: Varies with the research program. Contact the cognizant program officer for the award or proposal that would be supplemented.


NSF Graduate Research Supplements (GRS) to Current ECS and BES Awards for Women and Underrepresented Minority Students


Deadline: June 30, 2005


NSF ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers


Deadlines: Various, please check announcement


NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program – New Guidelines



NSF Cooperative Activity with Department of Energy Programs for Education and Human Resource Development


Dear Colleague letter to Principal Investigators (PIs) of National Science Foundation (NSF) awards managed by one of the NSF programs serving STEM education to consider participating in a cooperative effort between NSF and the Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science.


 NSF Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN)


Full proposal target date:  June 27, 2005



 NSF Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

Three clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (the Ecological Biology, Ecosystem Science, and the Population and Evolutionary Processes clusters) encourage the submission of proposals aimed at synthesizing a body of related research projects conducted by a single individual or group of investigators over an extended period.


Full proposal target date: July 9, 2005



 NSF Biological Databases and Informatics (BD&I)


Important changes have been made! 

Full proposal targe date:  July 11, 2005



  NSF Biological Research Collections (BRC)


Full proposal target date: July 15, 2005


NSF Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)

This program considers proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. For this year, proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, and on ethical issues that arise in research or graduate research education in those fields, particularly in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts.  Full Proposal Deadline:  March 10, 2005




NSF Multi-User Equipment and Instrumentation Resources for Biological Sciences (MUE)

Program aimed at helping the purchase of expensive items of research equipment to be shared by a number of independent investigators who have actively-funded research projects in areas supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). Proposals may request aid in the purchase of a single item of research equipment or of several items if they constitute an integrated system, including any necessary software; two or more unrelated equipment items may not be requested with one proposal. The minimum request is $40,000, and the maximum is $400,000.  Target date: July 6, 2005

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NSF Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Supplement to Current NSF Awards


The BIO Directorate strongly encourages all its grantees to make special efforts to identify talented K-12 teachers who can participate in this RET-supplement opportunity to integrate research and education. A RET can be requested as a supplement to an existing NSF award or as part of a new or renewal NSF proposal. 


For details:



 NSF Report “Support for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Researchers in the Sciences and Engineering:  Impact of Related Policies and Practices”



NIGMS Biocomplexity Supplements


NIGMS reannounces its Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) initiative


MIDAS currently consists of a centralized informatics resource and a network of three groups of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to improve the ability to detect, control, and prevent emerging infectious diseases. Such diseases could be caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense.

This reannouncement seeks to expand the scope and expertise of the MIDAS network by adding up to three new pilot projects (but not a new informatics group) using the cooperative agreement (U01) mechanism.



NIH Stem Cell Research Fellowships


NIH announces a program of fellowships in human embryonic stem cell research.  The program will support postdoctoral fellows who show promise for becoming independent investigators in human embryonic stem cell-related research as well as established scientists who wish to acquire new capabilities for studying human embryonic stem cells.



Other Major Sources for Grants and Fellowships

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