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Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) Webinar)

About this event

The Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program held a webinar on April, 2, 2024 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST. A short presentation was followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers.

BRC-BIO is a NSF program intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation among new faculty of biology at universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive and resourced institutions. These include Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs), Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs) that are not among the nation's most research-intensive institutions, and other institutions that are classified as R2, D/PU, or M1-3 (see Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/).  

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:  May 1 - July 1 2024