NEW: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has
initiated new procedures for the submission and review of regular research proposals to the core programs within the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), and Division of Integrative Organismal Systems
(IOS). The changes for MCB were previously announced in a new solicitation (NSF-11-545).Effective
immediately, DEB and IOS will both implement anannual cycle of preliminary and full proposalsbeginning in January
2012. Preliminary proposals will be accepted in January. New Solicitations NSF
11-572 for IOS and NSF
11-573 (for DEB) provide further details.