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.

PRFB Solicitation Update

August 21, 2020

Updated August 21, 2020

Solicitation Revision Notes 

  • Former Competitive Area 2, 'Interdisciplinary Research Using Biological Collections' has been discontinued. However, research using biological collections can be proposed under any other competitive area as appropriate. 

  • 'Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between Genomes, Environment and Phenotypes', formerly Competitive Area 4, is Competitive Area 2 in this solicitation. 

  • Competitive Area 3 has changed its name and is now called the 'Plant Genome Postdoctoral Research Fellowships' program. The previous review criterion for Competitive Area 3 that focused on the National Plant Genome Initiative goals has been removed. 

  • The Additional Solicitation Specific Review Criteria have changed such that Competitive Area 1 will be evaluated based, in part, on increasing diversity explicitly at the Postdoctoral level. All Competitive Areas will be evaluated based, in part, on plans to increase diversity at any level of STEM training and education. 

  • The eligibility criterion related to tenure in a position requiring a doctoral degree for Competitive Areas  ‘Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology’ and 'Integrative Research Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between Genomes, Environment and Phenotypes' has increased to 12 full time months.