> Subject: Biocomplexity: Phase I Announcement
>>> Dear Chlamy community,
>> NSF has just announced a new program for support of
> research related to "Biocomplexity", an area of particular interest to our
> director, Dr. Rita Colwell. The title of the announcement is "Research
> on the Functional Interrelationships Between Microorganisms and
> Biological, Chemical, Geological, Physical and Social Systems".
> Microorganisms are defined here as prokaryotes (archaea and eubacteria)
> and unicellular eukaryotes (algae, protozoa and fungi).
> Evaluation and funding is being coordinated among a
> number of NSF directorates: Biological Sciences, Computer and Information
> Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and
> Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and the
> Office of Polar Programs.
>> The deadline for pre-proposals is March 15, 1999,
> and the deadline for full proposals is June 15, 1999. To get the full
> announcement and a list of program officers who can answer questions about
> the competition check out the website:
>http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf9960 The publication number is NSF
> 99-60. This activity is designed to complement the Microbial
> Observatories, Life in Extreme Environments, Integrated Research
> Challenges in Environmental Biology, and Environmental Geochemistry and
> Biogeochemistry activities. Duplicate proposals cannot be sent to more
> than one NSF competition for simultaneous review, so you might want to
> look at this announcement before applying to one of the other programs
> this year. It is possible to submit a proposal to this new program and to
> another Federal agency this year.
>> Even if you are not planning to apply to this
> program, you probably know someone to whom this message could be of
> benefit. Please pass it on. I don't know any more about the program
> than what is described in the announcement, so if you have any more
> questions please direct them to the program officers listed in the
> Karen L. Kindle, Ph.D.
Program Director, Biochemistry of Gene
Phone (703) 306-1441
FAX (703) 306-0355
> NSF homepage: http://www.nsf.gov