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.

MO/MIP no longer accepting proposals

The Directorate for Biological Sciences will no longer issue Program Solicitations for Microbial Observatories (MO) and Microbial Interactions and Processes (MIP). EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY NO NEW PROPOSALS ADDRESSED TO THAT SOLICITATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW. CAREER proposals already submitted to MO or MIP will be reassigned to appropriate programs for review and applicants will be notified by the managing Program Directors. The Directorate expects to fulfill all continuing grant increments for current awards in MO and MIP including new awards made in FY 2008. The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is augmenting funding to programmatic areas throughout the Directorate for research in microbial biology.  See the Microbial Systems in the Biosphere (MSB) Dear Colleague Letter for further details.