BIO Fastlane Implementation Is In Effect
See Dear Colleague Letter NSF 99-83
Program Opportunities & Deadlines
In addition to
the BIO Core Program areas which have standard submission dates
twice a year and are highlighted in the side bar on the left, the
Biological Sciences also offers a variety of opportunities that
provide support for human resource development, infrastructure improvement
and supplemental funding as well as numerous special competitions
throughout the year. To facilitate communication within the biology
community, questions about any cross-directorate activity may be
directed to either Joann Roskoski
or the appropriate disciplinary program. For a brief description
of these additional activities select the category in the pull down
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Deadlines and Target Dates
Many programs in the BIO Directorate have an established deadline or target date(s) for submission of
proposals. The earliest possible effective date for an award would be approximately six
months after the target or deadline date. Unless there is a program announcement stating otherwise, proposals
must conform to all format requirements in the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), with special attention to page
limitations, font size, and appendix materials. Some programs or specific competitions have program
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