NSF — MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional and Continental Scales

Date Due: 10/16/17, annually thereafter

Amount: $300,000 over 2 years

Summary: The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species and regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science research.

  • Category 1: Early Career Awards (ECA). Awards to early career scientists employing innovative and creative approaches to advance understanding of regional to continental scale processes and cross-scale interactions. Limited to $300,000 over two years.
  • Category 2: Full Research Awards (FRA). Awards to support MacroSystems Biology Research or Innovative Training to conduct MacroSystems research. Up to 5 years duration.
  • Category 3: Early NEON Science Awards (ENSA). Grants that 1) use or leverage NEON data and/or NEON samples/specimens to address innovative ecological and other biological questions, and/or 2) develop analytic or computational tools that enhance the use and value of NEON data. Up to 5 years.

Notes: Two new proposal categories were added this year: Early Career Awards (MSB-ECA) and Early NEON Science Awards (MSB-ENSA)

Keywords: biology, climate change, land use

Limitations: Early Career Awards: Individuals must be Assistant Professor at time of proposal submission; must hold a doctorate by the deadline date and be untenured until 10/1 following the deadline.

Solicitation number: 16-521

~Due date is 10/16/17, 3rd Monday in October annually thereafter

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16521/nsf16521.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click