Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology

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Funding Opportunity ID: 330194
Opportunity Number: 21-540
Opportunity Title: Molecular Foundations for Biotechnology
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 47.049
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -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.
Agency Code: NSF
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Posted Date: Dec 04, 2020
Close Date: Mar 16, 2021
Last Updated Date: Dec 04, 2020
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $1,500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Description: This initiative calls for fundamentally new approaches in chemistry to drive new directions in biotechnology, an important Industry of the Future (IotF). Collaborative high risk/high reward projects are sought; the research must involve innovative chemistry. A multi-year campaign is envisioned (contingent on availability of funding), targeting broad annual themes.This year’s solicitation calls for synergistic scientific partnerships grounded in the principles of synthetic, physical organic and molecular recognition chemistry creatingnovel chemical biology tools to drive innovations in biotechnology. The focus is on the development and deployment of fundamentally new techniques to modify the structure, function and/or fate of proteins interacting with small molecules for important applications in biotechnology.
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