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Biomolecular Dynamics, Structure, and Function

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See PD 13-1144 and NSF 24-539 for the latest documents.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


Apply to NSF 11-545

This Cluster supports fundamental research in the areas of molecular biophysics and biochemistry. The cluster gives high priority to the creative projects that address the relationships between structure, function, and dynamics in studies of individual biomolecules and their complexes by an integrated approach of theory, computation, and experimental methods such as NMR, X-ray crystallography, EPR, and optical spectroscopy including single molecule methods.  The cluster encourages research projects that are designed to discover and define general principles of macromolecular structure, dynamics, and mechanisms, as well as projects that will develop cutting-edge technologies in the context of biological questions relevant to the cluster. The cluster also encourages multi-disciplinary research at the interface of biology with physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Funding priority is given to proposals that identify critical gaps in our understanding, propose imaginative experiments to fill the gaps, and promise high-impact breakthroughs in the following areas:

  • Structure and dynamics of biomolecules
  • Biomolecular interactions and mechanisms
  • Energy transduction: photosynthesis and biological electron transfer

As stated in the Grant Proposal Guide, proposals to conduct research motivated primarily by relevance to human diseases and health is not appropriate for the division and will be returned without review.

Program contacts

Kamal Shukla
Program Director
kshukla@nsf.gov (703)292-8440
David A. Rockcliffe
drockcli@nsf.gov (703) 292-7123 BIO/MCB
Dagmar Ringe
dringe@nsf.gov (703) 292-7582
Holly Ellis
hellis@nsf.gov (703) 292-8440
Michelle McGuirl
Program Director
mmcguirl@nsf.gov (703) 292-2968

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