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Human Resources Cluster

Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


The Human Resources Cluster includes both innovative and capacity-building investments in the training and education of the next generation of biologists. Programs in this cluster span multiple career levels, they focus explicitly on preparing a diverse, globally-engaged workforce, and they recognize the value of collaboration and building inclusive networks of researchers. A critical component of all programs in this cluster is broadening participation of individuals underrepresented in science to strengthen and expand the Nation’s scientific workforce by supporting diverse and inclusive research and training environments.

Program contacts

John Barthell
DBI-HR-Cluster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Matthew Herron
DBI-HR-Cluster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Daniel R. Marenda
DBI-HR-Cluster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Sally E. O'Connor
DBI-HR-Cluster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI
Amanda A. Simcox
DBI-HR-Cluster@nsf.gov (703) 292-8470 BIO/DBI