The Biological Physics program supports projects in which the analytical and experimental tools of physics are applied to the study of problems originating in the living world. Both experimental and theoretical projects will be considered, although the main focus of the program is in the experimental area. Of particular interest are projects in which new experimental approaches are brought to bear on a well-identified problem. These approaches should at the same time have the potential for broad applicability to a set of similar problems, thereby adding to the set of tools the scientist has for addressing biological problems in general. While the problems under study must be important to advancing understanding of the living world in a meaningful way, particular emphasis will be placed on those projects in which the lessons learned from the application serve to foster new concepts and ideas that expand the intellectual basis of physics. The program fu
nds individual investigators, although collaborative proposals between physicists and biologists are welcome.
Who can apply:
Eligible functional categories:
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
NSF Grant Proposal Guide
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