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BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours

As you may have seen, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Assistant Director Joanne Tornow, PhD, wrote to the biological sciences community to share information about NSF’s current operations in light of COVID-19 and provide guidance to current awardees. In that letter, Dr. Tornow noted that BIO staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF …

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March Virtual Office Hours Recap

IOS-Virtual-Office-Hours-slides-March 2020 The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on March 19, 2020, focused on two new Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs): NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment – encourages research investigating how genomes, phenomes, and the environment interact to influence the development, expression and evolution of complex …

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NSF is currently open virtually!

We are reaching out during these difficult times to convey that NSF is currently open, but we are largely operating on-line in the virtual environment.   We understand the impact of academic and community closures on all sectors of society, including your research, educational, and personal activities. Through agency and divisional planning and exceptional IT support, …

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NSF Science Community Outreach Survey

Image above from pilot video: The National Science Foundation is looking for input to communicate better with the scientific community, in terms of content (funding opportunities, research news, etc.) and method of delivery (email, web, social media). Your input is valuable as this helps NSF curate content to your preferences and improves two-way engagement with …

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March Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): IMAGiNE and PlantSynthBio DCLs

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The March IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held March 19th from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of two recent Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment and NSF …

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Investigating the Rules of Life

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks to support research that spans the traditional subdisciplines of biology to address broad and fundamental questions that advance discovery of general principles operating across all levels of life, from subcellular systems to ecosystems. To promote this type of integrative research, all four BIO divisions – including IOS – …

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February Virtual Office Hours Recap

IOS-Virtual-Office-Hours-slides-February- 2020 The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on February 20, 2020 focused on Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE) Program Solicitation NSF 20-532, which has recently been updated. EDGE is a Biological Sciences Directorate-wide opportunity with the following specifications: There are no target deadlines for submission of EDGE …

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What’s New In IOS: Two Dear Colleague Letters

Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) are used by NSF to provide information, clarify an existing document or policy, and inform the community of special competitions or topical areas of interest within regular ongoing programs or funding mechanisms. IOS has recently issued two new Dear Colleague Letters highlighting IOS’s interest in receiving proposals in two specific topical …

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February 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 February IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held Thursday February 20th, 2020 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 new EDGE solicitation and updates in the Biology Directorate, followed by an open question and answer period for questions …

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