Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)
Program Solicitation NSF 11-499
Replaces Document(s): NSF 10-587
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Biological Sciences
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):October 11, 2011
BIO offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to provide opportunities for scientists early in their careers who are ready to assume independence in their research efforts and to obtain training beyond their graduate education in preparation for scientific careers, to gain research experience under the sponsorship of established scientists, and to broaden their scientific horizons. Fellowships are further designed to assist new scientists to direct their research efforts beyond traditional disciplinary lines and to avail themselves of unique research resources, sites, and facilities, including foreign locations. Fellows must affiliate with appropriate research institutions and are expected to devote themselves full time to the fellowship activities for the duration of the fellowship. BIO selects areas of opportunity in biology for fellowship support in areas where human resources are needed to develop the newly emerging areas.