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Most NSF programs in biology are funded through the Directorate for Biological Sciences. However, activities with biological relevance are supported by virtually all parts of the Foundation: examples include Biological Oceanography, in the Directorate for Geosciences; Bioengineering and Environmental Systems, in the Directorate for Engineering; and Physical Anthropology, in the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. Note that NSF does not normally support bioscience research with disease-related goals, including work on the etiology, diagnosis or treatment of physical or mental disease, abnormality, or malfunction in human beings or animals.

New Funding Opportunities in Biology

Science of Learning Centers (SLC) - nsf05509
(Posted: Oct 15 2004)

FY 2005: Interagency Opportunities in Metabolic Engineering - nsf05502
(Posted: Oct 06 2004)

2010 Project
To determine the function of all genes in Arabidopsis thaliana by the year 2010
- nsf04617
(Posted: Sep 17 2004)

Dear Collegue Letter - Biology - Revisionary Syntheses in Systematics (REVSYS) - nsf04616
(Posted: Sep 17 2004)

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