Greetings from all of us in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at the National Science Foundation!
The new federal fiscal year FY 2022 is underway and we are looking forward to all the exciting science you will propose and accomplish in the coming year.
Stay Informed on News and Updates by Following the MCB Blog
Watch this space, where we will announce funding opportunities and tell you about virtual and in-person venues to talk with MCB program officers. The blog is also where we share information about the MCB portfolio and announce new funding opportunities. Look here, too, if you are interested in rotating or permanent employment opportunities in MCB.
Keep up to Date on Upcoming and Past Virtual Office Hours
We use the linked Virtual Office Hours site to share an archive of advice from program directors to applicants. The recorded sessions and files walk through a variety of topics from how to prepare a budget, tips for developing broader impacts activities, and how to submit a proposal to suggestions for writing effective, constructive reviews.
Check out a Quick recap of MCB Highlights to Kick Off the New Funding Year
- Did you know that about 80% of all NSF proposals are processed within 6 months of submission? Or that last year’s funding rate in MCB was 37%?
- Our newest funding opportunities include Transitions to Excellence in MCB Research and Designing Synthetic Cells Beyond the Bounds of Evolution.
- We also direct your attention to the MCB Investigator Initiated Research Projects, for which there are no deadlines.
- There are many other funding opportunities such as Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences, LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies, international opportunities in collaboration with French, Israeli, or British collaborators, and many more.
Engage with MCB Virtually
For the time being, MCB will continue to have virtual review panels and program directors will visit scientific meetings virtually, too. If your conference, department, or institution would like a virtual visit, don’t hesitate to contact a program director to see what can be arranged. All of us at MCB look forward to serving you in the year ahead.