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Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

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NSF 22-591

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.


Synopsis of Program:

The OPUS program is targeted to individuals, typically at later-career stages, who have contributed significant insights to a field or body of research over time. The program provides an opportunity to revisit and synthesize that prior research into a unique, integrated product(s) useful to the scientific community, now and in the future. 

All four clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (Ecosystem Science, Evolutionary Processes, Population and Community Ecology, and Systematics and Biodiversity Science) encourage the submission of OPUS proposals.

Program contacts

Leslie J. Rissler
lrissler@nsf.gov (703) 292-4628 BIO/DEB
Shannon Fehlberg
sfehlber@nsf.gov (703) 292-8784
Catherine O'Reilly
coreilly@nsf.gov (703) 292-7934 TIP/ITE
Jeremy Wojdak
jwojdak@nsf.gov (703) 292-8781 BIO/DEB

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