New DEB Core Programs Solicitation (23-549)

This is a quick post to say we’ve released our new DEB Core Programs solicitation (23-549). For reference, these are the main areas of revision. See the full text of the solicitation for more details.   

Data Management Plan: This solicitation contains updated information about plans for specimen management.

IntBIO Track: An Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) Track has been added. This track invites submission of collaborative proposals to tackle bold questions in biology that require an integrated approach to make substantive progress.

NSF-NERC Submissions: This solicitation includes updated information and links about international collaborative research opportunities with the UKRI NERC program.

Safe and Inclusive Working Environments: The Directorate for Biological Sciences requires that proposers who include off-campus or off-site research as part of their project submit, as supplementary documentation, a Plan for Safe and Inclusive Working Environments. For this solicitation, this document replaces the required plan associated with the certification in Chapter II.E.9 of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 23-1). Instructions for inclusion of the Plan for Safe and Inclusive Working Environments can be found in the additional proposal preparation instructions in this solicitation. Any proposal submitted in response to this solicitation should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG).

To learn more about Safe and Inclusive Working Environments, be sure and check out the BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours on February 7th and familiarize yourself with the revisions to the new PAPPG here and here.

If you have any questions, you can contact a Program Officer or drop us a note at

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