Core Programs Revisions

A new Division of Environmental Biology (Core Programs) solicitation (20-502) has been released with a few important updates. As always, please read the entire solicitation and pay close attention to the revisions outlined in the “Important Information and Revision Notes” section of the solicitation. We’ve highlighted a few particularly important changes below.

Bridging Ecology and Evolution (BEE)
The description of the Bridging Ecology and Evolution (BEE) special category has been revised. The Project Description of all BEE proposals must clearly describe how and in what ways the research will advance understanding of the dynamic interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes.

NSFDEB-NERC Submissions
The instructions for submitting NSFDEB-NERC proposals have been revised. Applicants submitting NSF-lead proposals are still required to submit an email to ahead of the planned proposal submission. However, instead of factoring in a “3-month” waiting period, PIs can submit their full proposals as soon as they get approval from an NSF representative.

Reporting Results of Prior NSF Support
The description of how to report the public release of data from previously funded projects in the “Results from Prior NSF Support” section has been updated. From the new solicitation: “In addition to the reporting requirement format described by the PAPPG (see Results from Prior NSF Support, II.C.2.d.iii), the Results from Prior NSF Support section must include evidence of deposition of samples, data and/or data products in recognized, accessible, community-accepted repositories by listing such repositories and, if practical, metadata. All publications, data, data products, programs and/or scripts that are specifically mentioned in the Results from Prior NSF Support section must be referenced in the References Cited section and must provide unique, resolvable and persistent identifiers (such as Digital Object Identifiers [DOIs]; Uniform Resource Locators [URLs], or similar).”

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