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Functional and Regulatory Systems Cluster

Status: Archived

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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 Functional & Regulatory Systems thematic area focuses on fundamental physiological mechanisms in plants and animals and how they have evolved, with emphasis on organisms as integrated systems. This area includes comparative physiology, neurophysiology, mechanisms of solute transport, and comparative or evolutionary immunology. It includes research at the genetic, genomic, cellular, tissue, organ, system, and organismal levels of organization. Also supported in this area are studies of neuronal and glial cell function and synaptic mechanisms as they relate to integrated organismal systems. Proposals for computational modeling to further understanding of physiological processes in organisms are encouraged.

Program Directors:

Dona Boggs.  Integrative Animal Biology, comparative and molecular animal physiology, including immunology, endocrinology, and physiological energetics

Paul Farel.  Integrative Cellular Neuroscience, cellular interactions in the nervous system

Michael Mishkind.  Integrative Plant Biology, plant physiology and molecular biology, including metabolism and mechanisms of response to abiotic factors and growth regulators

Program contacts

Dona Boggs
Program Director
dboggs@nsf.gov (703) 292-8413
Paul Farel
Program Director
pfarel@nsf.gov (703) 292-8417
Michael Mishkind
mmishkin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8413

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