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Cellular Processes

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See PD 13-1114 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.


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The Cellular Processes Cluster encourages the use of innovative approaches and technologies that resolve long-standing questions in cell biology. The cluster seeks to support imaginative projects that integrate research on processes at the supramolecular and cellular scales.  The cluster recognizes the need for rigorous, quantitative approaches for cell biology and welcomes multidisciplinary research that includes physical, mathematical, and computational approaches.   Areas of particular interest include live-cell imaging, single-particle analysis of macromolecular assemblies, architectural organization and dynamics of structures over broad dimensional scales.  This cluster entertains proposals in the following general areas of cell biology:

  • Membrane organization and function
  • Organelle biogenesis, maintenance, and trafficking
  • Cytoskeletal dynamics, cell division and motility

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

Gregory Warr
Program Director
gwarr@nsf.gov (703) 292-8440
LaJoyce Debro
Program Director
ldebro@nsf.gov (703) 292-8440
Daniel Roberts
Program Director
droberts@nsf.gov (703) 292-7124
Michael Koonce
mkoonce@nsf.gov (703) 292-7144

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