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Interagency Opportunities in Metabolic Engineering

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

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.


This solicitation describes a collaborative effort among the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (National Institutes of Health), and the National Science Foundation. The intent of this interagency solicitation is to provide an opportunity for an interagency granting activity in the area of metabolic engineering (ME). The eight participating agencies or departments are providing research funding and agency in-kind support such as equipment, laboratory space, personnel time, and materials in support of this solicitation. Upon conclusion of the review process, meritorious proposals may be recommended for funding by a participating agency or department. Each participating agency will make its own awards and the subsequent grant administration procedures will be in accordance with the individual policies of the awarding agency or department.

Program contacts


Additional information may be obtained by contacting: 

Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

Department of Commerce (DOC) 

Department of Defense (DOD)                   

Department of Energy (DOE) 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

  • Michael Broder, Office of Research and Development, Phone: (202) 564-3393, broder.michael@epa.gov                      
  • Mark Segal, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Phone: (202) 564-7644, segal.mark@epa.gov                      

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH) 

  • Warren Jones, Phone: (301) 594-3827, jonesw@nigms.nih.gov                       

National Science Foundation (NSF) 

  • Fred Heineken, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division
    Phone: (703) 292-7944, fheineke@nsf.gov     
  • Wilfredo Colon, Chemistry Division
    Phone: (703) 292-8171, wcolon@nsf.gov
  • Semahat Demir, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division
    Phone: (703) 292-7950, sdemir@nsf.gov     
  • Wilson Francisco, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Division
    Phone: (703) 292-5029, wfrancis@nsf.gov 
  • Robyn Hannigan, Biological Infrastructure Division
    Phone: (703) 292-7163, rhanniga@nsf.gov                                                     
  • John Regalbuto, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division
    Phone: (703) 292-8320, jregelbu@nsf.gov
Frederick G. Heineken
Program Director, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems Division
fheineke@nsf.gov (703) 292-7944

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