NEW YORK, July 2 (GenomeWeb News) - The US National Science Foundation is seeking proposals for an $8 million program, frontiers in integrative biological research, according to a program announcement posted on its website yesterday.
This effort, the third FIBR program "supports integrative research that addresses major questions in the biological sciences," Ithe announcement states. It specifically encourages research that involves "integrating the scientific concepts and research tools from across disciplines including biology, math and the physical sciences, engineering, social sciences and the information sciences." Research looking at specific diseases is not supported under the program.
Eligibility is limited to US academic institutions and non-profit research organizations as well as consortia of these organizations. The NSF plans to make up to eight awards in FY 2005. Preliminary proposals are due October 4, 2004, and final proposals are due February 16, 2005. For more information, click here.