About the series
The Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program held a webinar on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT. A short presentation was followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. (Links to the recording, slides, and transcript in "Additional Resources", below.)
BRC-BIO is a new NSF program intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation among new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive and resourced institutions.
Some key information from the solicitation:
- Primary investigators must be at the Assistant Professor rank (or tenure-track equivalent) with service for no more than 3 years at their current institution by the submission date.
- Proposed projects should help enable the establishment of research programs that will be competitive for future research proposals to the NSF (e.g., CAREER) or other agencies. Projects should enrich undergraduate research experiences and thereby grow the STEM workforce.
- Projects can include biology-focused research collaborations among those in academia, or partnerships with industry or other non-academic partners that advance the PI’s research program.
- Next submission window: December 1 - December 30
Please register in advance for the webinar below, and share this invitation with anyone you think may be interested:
Click here for a recap of the previous webinars for the BRC-BIO program, and here for the Frequently Asked Questions document (NSF 22-058) If you have additional questions, please reach out to the BRC-BIO working group via email (BRC-BIO@nsf.gov).