Dear Colleague Letter: ANR - NSF/Physics/MCB Lead Agency Opportunity at the Physics - Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Interface
The deadline for proposals is December 14, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) have signed an agreement on Research Cooperation. The NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences in the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Division of Physics in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF/BIO and NSF/PHY) and the ANR announce topical areas associated with the lead agency opportunity.
Physics from Molecules to Cells --- The emergence, evolution, dynamics and function of self-organized cellular systems stem from the interaction of biological components and the environment to yield robust, resilient and adaptive living systems. Through this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), NSF and ANR seek proposals that use multidisciplinary approaches that emphasize quantitative, predictive and theory driven science aimed at understanding mechanisms underlying these essential life processes at the molecular, subcellular and cellular scales. This opportunity seeks proposals that integrate approaches from theoretical and experimental physics and biology to develop testable and quantitative understanding of biological questions. Projects providing innovative methodological or conceptual approaches to a biological question together with a strong theoretical physics component are strongly encouraged.