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Job Opportunity: NSF is searching for a new IOS Division Director

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) has begun the search for a new Division Director.  The IOS Division Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The Division Director works cooperatively with other BIO Division and Deputy Division Directors to advise and aid the Assistant …

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Repost: NSF Announces Call for Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences – BIO BUZZ

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. NSF has released a new solicitation for a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences (NSF 21-549). Letters of Intent for the solicitation are due on April 1, 2021 Exemplifying open and team science, the Center will be fueled by open …

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Mid Career Advancement Solicitation and Webinar

BIO would like to bring to your attention the new Mid Career Advancement (MCA) program (solicitation 21-516). The target date for the proposal submission is February 1, 2021. There will be one more webinar about the MCA program this Friday, January 15, at noon Eastern Time. Advance registration is required to attend the webinar at this link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Gb6Q55WySn-LrBkiwjLM_g. …

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Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics

We’d like to bring your attention to a new Dear Colleague Letter* (DCL) NSF 21-034 “Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics,” which was issued December 23, 2020 by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The focus of NSF 21-034 is to encourage research on the organismal mechanisms, analytical frameworks, and biological theories that advance our …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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NSF at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Connectome, which will take place from January 11-13, 2021. NSF will host a virtual booth where program directors and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and other Divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences will be on hand …

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BIO/IOS Holiday Message

IOS wishes you and your family happy holidays!  As you take time to celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of the new year, which hopefully will be brighter, we wanted to thank you for your hard work, dedication, and perseverance all year.    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season and a happy New Year!  

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Informational EDGE Webinar: January 15, 2021, 2:00pm ET

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), together with the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Environmental Biology (DEB), and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a …

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NSF/BIO at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB).   IOS program officers will hold a workshop and Q&A session, "NSF updates with Program Officers" on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 3:00-4:30 PM EST.  NSF also will host a booth and program officers and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), …

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Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) Solicitation NSF 21-543

A new solicitation has been issued by the Directorate for Biological Sciences that is relevant to IOS Investigators, NSF 21-543.      The Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) program replaces the Rules of Life track, which was previously a part of the core program solicitations in the four Divisions of the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours November 2020 Edition: Mid-Career Advancement and the Research.gov migration.

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held our November Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on November 19, 2020 and focused on two topics: the recently released solicitation for the Mid-Career Advancement program (MCA; NSF 21-516) and the change in how proposals are submitted to the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO).     MCA is a new opportunity for faculty who have been at the Associate Professor rank (or …

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REPOST: Join BIO Program Officers for a Webinar on the Biology Integration Institutes Solicitation

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Tuesday, December 8, 2020 the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) will host a webinar with information regarding the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) funding opportunity (NSF 20-601). We will begin at 1:00 PM EST with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. To participate, Save …

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REPOST: Adding Impact to your Broader Impacts: Office Hours with ARIS

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). Join program officers from the Directorate for Biological Sciences in a discussion of Broader Impacts with guest speaker Susan Renoe from the NSF-supported Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). ARIS works with scientists to help them engage in activities that …

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Demo Site for Research.gov Proposal Preparation Now Available

We are pleased to announce that NSF has launched the Research.gov proposal preparation demonstration site. The new demo site provides an opportunity for Principal Investigators (PI) to create Research.gov proposals prior to submitting proposals for review in the Proposal Submission System. Research.gov demo site features: Initiating Research proposals (other proposal types will be added to …

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REPOST: Webinar Announced for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and Thursday, November 5, 2020, NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)-1 funding opportunity (NSF 21-505).  The Mid-scale RI Big Idea is intended to provides an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research …

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Two Solicitations of Interest to the IOS Community

Two solicitations have been issued by NSF recently that are relevant to members of our IOS community.  Read more about them below. Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Update For investigators who are at, or who have a collaborator at, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) please be aware that the HSI program has updated their solicitation …

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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program – Competition 2021

The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program calls for proposals to the 2021 competition.  AccelNet supports linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad focused on grand research challenges that require significant international coordination.  Awards support coordination activities to promote synergy of efforts across networks and professional development activities to prepare the …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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IOS has Changed the Name of one of its Programs

Program Name Change: The Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) Program is replacing the Symbiosis, Defense and Self-Recognition Program. The name change was made to more accurately reflect the research that the program supports. Proposals focused on research into the processes and mechanisms mediating antagonistic or beneficial interactions within and between viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes (with the exception of plants) …

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