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Learn More About the New Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation

Full Proposal Deadline: December 6, 2021 Opportunities to Learn More: IOS Virtual Office Hours - Sept. 16, 2021 The new Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) solicitation is hot off the presses! These fellowships encourage independence at an early stage in a research career by enabling Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours August 2021 Edition: Guidance for Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs), Rapid Response Research (RAPIDs), Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), and Conference and Workshop proposals

ios-voh-august-2021-slidesDownload The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 19, 2021, providing an overview of DCLs, RAPIDs, EAGERs and Conference and Workshop proposals. General questions about these opportunities included: Is there a general range of funding amounts available for the conferences? The IOS web site states $10,000 to $15,000 …

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Upcoming Opportunities to learn about the NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP)

The NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) program is holding two Virtual Office Hours to answer questions and provide additional insight into the PIPP Phase I: Development Grant (NSF 21-590) solicitation. A team of NSF program directors from CISE, BIO, ENG, and SBE will be present to answer any questions about this planning grant solicitation.  Virtual …

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International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

IOS would like to bring your attention to a program in NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) that supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) solicitation, 20-598, describes two tracks and details how to apply to the program.  IRES - Track …

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REPOST: NSF 21-100 DCL RENEWAL: BIO AND UKRI/BBSRC COLLABORATION AND BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recently released Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead Agency Opportunity in Biological Informatics, Microbes and the Host Immune System, Quantum Biology and Synthetic Cell” (NSF 21-100). This DCL announces the continued collaboration between the …

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Farewell to IOS Program Director and IOS Blog Member Paulyn Cartwright

IOS is sad to announce the farewell of Paulyn Cartwright, a Program Director for the Developmental Systems Program. Paulyn has left a strong mark on the IOS community through her enthusiastic, go-getter attitude. She has worked with other Program Directors to navigate and manage multiple Developmental Systems panels. As a faculty member of the University …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours June 2021 Edition: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

On July 15th 2021, IOS held our monthly Virtual Office Hour and the focus this month was on the NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT 21-536),in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The goal of the NRT program is to develop innovative models for graduate training (both master’s and doctoral degree programs) in interdisciplinary and …

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Farewell to IOS Division Director Donal Manahan

IOS would like to take the opportunity to say farewell to Dr. Donal Manahan, who is returning to the University of Southern California where he is a Professor of Biological Sciences. Donal’s time as Division Director for IOS was marked by his tireless support and enthusiasm for the IOS research community. He enthusiastically performed outreach …

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Information Regarding Current and Pending Support

A table entitled, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support has been developed to provide additional helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. The table identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals …

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Now Hiring: Temporary Program Director in Integrative Ecological Physiology Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is searching for a temporary program director (rotator) in the Integrative Ecological Physiology (IEP) Program within the Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, with a flexible start date of August 2021 to 2023. Rotators typically join NSF on a short-term basis (1-3 years) and contribute to making proposal funding recommendations, …

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The Process of Co-Review – A Peek Behind The Curtain

Although most proposals are submitted to a specific program in IOS, some proposals are co-reviewed by two or more programs. Co-review continues to be common due to the interdisciplinary nature of IOS science and also because the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has emphasized the importance of integrating across sub-disciplines in biology. Please see our IOS blog repost on co-review for more details and keep reading if you want a refresher.    A few elements to keep in …

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Repost: Fourth Interdisciplinary Workshop in Series on Pandemic Prediction and Prevention Approaching

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Engineering (ENG); Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have jointly supported a series of interdisciplinary workshops to engage …

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REPOST: NSF 101: 5 tips on how to work with an NSF program officer

Repost from our colleagues at Science Matters. Are you an undergraduate student thinking about how to get funding for graduate school? An early-career researcher looking to launch your new lab? An established researcher with dozens of years of funding from NSF under your belt? Whatever the phase of your research career, it is a good …

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REPOST: 2/10/21 Virtual Office Hours Recap – How to Write a Great Budget

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology. The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on February 10, 2021. Program Officers were joined by representatives from the Division of Grants and Agreements to provide insight on how to prepare NSF budgets. The presentation and other documents are available …

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REPOST: NSF Launches New Opportunity for Professional Societies to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – BIO BUZZ

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation has recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encouraging professional societies to work together to form networks to promote cultural change in biology to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DCL, called LEAPS (LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies) of Biology, …

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REPOST: Update on COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact both researchers and research infrastructure alike. Despite the negative effects, the research community has continued to advance our knowledge, spur innovation, and make discoveries. You also continue to serve as reviewers and panelists, for which we thank you. Throughout the past year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported …

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UPDATED REPOST: NSF Calls for Examinations of emergent Networks as Part of Understand the Rules of Life “Big Idea”

Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation A repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Office of the Assistant Director. The biological world is interconnected by complex networks. What are the rules that control these networks? How are the interactions altered by environments? Are the rules similar across all biological scales? How can …

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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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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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Repost: BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for ESA

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Please join NSF Program Officers from the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) on Wednesday August 11th anytime from 11 am to 2 pm Eastern time for an informal question and answer session. Be sure and register in advance …

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