Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences is a Discretionary grant funded by National Science Foundation. It is categorized in Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The grants is open to all (government, organization, and/or individual) entities. The application deadline (close date) to apply is 2023-02-16 (17 days left).
The following table summarizes the Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences opportunity.
Opportunity Number23-514
Opportunity TitleResearch and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateNovember 11, 2022 (Friday)
Last Updated DateNovember 11, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateFebruary 16, 2023 (Thursday)

Detailed Funding Description

The Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP) in Biological Sciences program invites the submission of proposals to establish networks to support full-time research, mentoring, and training for recent college graduates who have had few or no research or training opportunities during college in research fields typically supported by the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO).
A strategic focus of the National Science Foundation is to foster the growth of a globally-competitive and diverse research workforce. To that end, proposals submitted to this program are expected to create strong evidence-based, inclusive and culturally-aware mentorship programs that will advance the goal of creating a competitive and highly representative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce in the U.S. with a focus on the biological sciences.
Projects are expected to train individuals for a range of potential career pathways in the biological sciences including: research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. graduate programs; entry-level positions in industry, federal, tribal, or state agencies, education and research centers, or not-for-profit science-based organizations; or other STEM careers.
Individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM, first generation college students, and students at under-resourced institutions frequently have limited opportunities to participate in the undergraduate research experiences that are necessary to be competitive for graduate programsorotherSTEMcareer pathways.
This program will provide postbaccalaureate research experiences for cohorts of trainees, either in ongoing research programs, existing research networks, or in new research projects designed specifically for the RaMP networks. Studies of capacity-building and training across diverse disciplines have emphasized the importance of inclusive training via cohort mentoring and networks of individuals working together towards a common purpose.
Cohorts promote the development of long-term relationships, and networks foster the exchange of ideas and resources to pursue common goals and to address shared challenges. Proposals will use a networkstructurethatgeneratesa supportive and strong collaborative mentoring environment centered around a cohesive biological research theme.
The networks are expected to include diverse organizations and can be regional, national, or have an international component. The network will facilitate the recruitment and selection of postbaccalaureate research participants (hereafter, mentees) and mentors. Projects must provide inclusive and culturally-aware training to mentors in addition to providing professional development opportunities for all network members, including mentees, mentors, co-mentors, and other STEM professionals.
Networks are expected to involve and facilitate communication and training among mentors and mentees from different organizations, institutions, and/or departments. Proposals submitted under this solicitation should focus on research-based inquiry projects that include analytical and technical training and professional development opportunities.

Dates and Awards Details

The following table shows the dates and awards information in detail for Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences federal grants. It posted on 2022-11-11 and will be closed on 2023-02-16.
The estimated total program funding is $30,000,000 for 12 awards (expected).
Agency NameNational Science Foundation
Important Dates
Post DateNovember 11, 2022 (Friday)
Close DateFebruary 16, 2023 (Thursday)
Last Updated DateNovember 11, 2022 (Friday)
Archive DateFebruary 14, 2026 (Saturday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$3,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$30,000,000
Expected Number Of Awards12
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Additional InformationNSF Publication 23-514
Additional Information URLhttp://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf23514

CFDA Numbers

The next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this federal grant.
  • 47.074 - Biological Sciences

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Science and Technology and other Research and Development
  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants:
  • Others
  • Additional Information: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities. -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
    • Two
    • and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. *Who May Serve as PI: The PI will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the award. Additional network members may be designated as co-Principal Investigators if developing and operating the RaMP network would involve shared responsibility and well-justified close collaboration. Other anticipated members of the leadership team or research supervisors (mentors) are considered non-co-PI Senior Personnel.

Grantor Contact Information

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