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Environmental and Structural Systems Cluster

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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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.


The Environmental & Structural Systems thematic area focuses on the functional evolution of organisms in their physiochemical and biotic environments. Included are studies of physiological ecology, evolutionary physiology, stress physiology, functional morphology and movement, animal sensation, computational and systems neuroscience, and environmental genomics. Proposals that include computational or engineering approaches in any of these areas of biology are encouraged.

Program Directors:

R. Paul Malchow.  Animal Sensation and Movement, Computational Neuroscience, function and evolution of sensory input

Irwin Forseth.  Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology - Plants and Microbes

Dianna Padilla.  Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology - Animals

Program contacts

R. Paul Malchow
Program Director
rmalchow@nsf.gov (703) 292-8421
Irwin Forseth
Program Director
iforseth@nsf.gov (703) 292-8421
Dianna Padilla
Program Director
dpadilla@nsf.gov (703) 292-8421

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