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NSF Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) program

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Message from Mark Pauley, a program director for the Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) program (NSF 18-510) at the National Science Foundation. 

Briefly, the RCN-UBE program supports the formation of networks of educators, researchers, and other stakeholders that improve undergraduate biology. (The solicitation, here, describes the program in detail.) Among other things, award funds can be used to develop community standards, address interdisciplinary topics, explore collaborative technologies, promote the exchange of information and resources, build community, integrate research and education, and minimize duplication of efforts. The theme of an RCN-UBE proposal can be any topic likely to enhance undergraduate biology education. RCN-UBE awards do not support existing networks or the activities of established collaborations and do not support primary research. The submission deadline for the next competition is 5:00 p.m. local time on 22 January 2019.
An informational webinar about the program is planned for 4:00 p.m. ET, 13 November 2018 (Tuesday). WebEx link here.
Although links to the webinar ia provided above, potential attendees are encouraged to register (here), so they can receive reminders (with links) and updates about the webinar.
Organizations such as yours provide their members the opportunity to link cutting-edge science with undergraduate teaching and learning in innovative ways. They are thus well positioned to take advantage of the RCN-UBE program. To that end, please consider posting this flyer to your website, distribution lists, and/or social media. In addition, feel free to forward this message to anyone you think might be interested.
Mark A. Pauley, Ph.D.
Program Director, Division of Biological Infrastructure
Directorate for Biological Sciences
National Science Foundation
Phone: (703) 292-8658


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