The National Science Foundation (NSF) is expanding the areas of award for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology program. In addition to two existing areas, a new focus on research using biological collections has been added. This replaces a prior focus on international fellowships, although all competitive areas will accept applications for foreign postdoc positions.

In addition to postdocs involving biological collections, applications will be accepted in the areas of broadening participation of groups under-represented in biology and the National Plant Genome Initiative.

The fellowships aim to provide Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research and receive active mentoring in the most appropriate research locations regardless of the availability of funding for the fellows at that site.

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