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IOS Scientists are named MacArthur Fellows!

The MacArthur Foundation recently awarded  26 talented individuals with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also called the MacArthur “Genius” award. Ranging from artists to scientists, these Fellows were selected as exceptionally creative and dedicated individuals who will contribute to society in long-lasting ways through their discoveries and creative activities. As explained by John Palfrey, President of …

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Repost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes Webinar

On behalf of our colleagues in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), BIO Buzz recently posted about an approaching webinar about the new Solicitation (NSF 20-508) for Biology Integration Institutes posted below. For more information, please go directly to the BIO Buzz Blog to see the original post. "Please join us for the upcoming webinar about the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) …

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November Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The November IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held November 21st from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recently announced solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters, including the Biology Integration Institutes and Understanding the Rules of …

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Science Nation Spotlight on IOS-funded Investigators

Science Nation, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) online magazine, highlights the work of biologists Karin and David Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill funded by Integrative Organismal Systems and Division of Environmental Biology  (see the awards here: 1753865  ; 1643239 ; 1555520). This new video outlines the intriguing outcomes from the Pfennig’s work …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours October Recap: INCLUDES – What’s New?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 24th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation from the Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) (NSF 19-600). During this office hour, we were joined by Program Directors Sophie George (BIO/DBI) and …

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Repost: New BIO Funding Opportunity for the Reintegration of Biology

On behalf of our colleagues over in the Office of the Assistant Director,  BIO Buzz Blog recently posted about the new funding opportunity for Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508  posted below. Supporting fundamental biological research that takes an integrative approach to understanding life’s key innovations is a priority for the BIO Directorate. Despite biology’s unifying goal of …

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Repost: New DCL RELEASED! NSF RFI on Data Cyberinfrastructure for Future Data-Intensive S&E Research

On the behalf of our colleagues over at the CISE Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure: NSF 20-015 Request for Information (RFI) on Data-focused Infrastructure needed for future S&E research has been released! Details on this new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) can be found below: Dear Colleagues, We strongly encourage you to respond to NSF 20-015 Dear …

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October Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The October IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held October 17th, 2019 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of the …

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Graduate Research Fellowship Program – call for Reviewers!

If you, or someone you know in the Biological Sciences has an interest in serving as a reviewer for a National Science Foundation program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program needs reviewers.  Please register at: https://nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info/registration You will be asked to create a registration and outline your research area/interests so that you can be assigned applications …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September Recap: Non-Core funding opportunities – what are these about?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 19th, 2019 focused on a variety of non-core funding opportunities. During this office hour we spoke about a number of different opportunities including: EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) – supporting exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially …

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GRFP 2020 Applicant Webinar Information Notice

**For applicants interested in pursuing a Graduate Research Fellowship the Program Directors of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions.  Please see the schedule below for dates, times, and registration information.  Remember, applications for the Life Sciences (e.g., Biology) is October 21st, 2019.** Dear …

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September Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The September IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held September 19th, 2019 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of ‘atypical’ …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours: Co-review, how does it work?

Projects submitted to the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) are integrative and cross-disciplinary in nature, and in many cases, review is warranted by more than one cluster. Program Directors in IOS held a Virtual Office Hour (July 11th, 2019) focused on co-review processes. Examples of co-review at NSF Co-review can occur between two clusters …

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