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Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-591 for the latest version.

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.

Supports individuals or groups in revisiting and synthesizing a significant body of their prior work, enabling new understanding in ecosystem science, evolutionary processes, population and community ecology, or systematics and biodiversity science.


Synopsis of Program:

The OPUS program provides an opportunity for an individual or a group of investigators to revisit and synthesize a significant body of their prior research or data they have previously collected to enable new understanding. This program is appropriate for scientists at any career stage and for any synthetic activities that aim to produce unique, integrated insight 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
Carla D'Antonio
cdantoni@nsf.gov (703) 292-4947 BIO/DEB

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