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We’re Moving!

As you may have heard, the lease on NSF’s building in Ballston was up and the General Services Administration negotiated a lease on a brand-new building in Alexandria not far from Old Town. The new building located at the Eisenhower metro stop will be even closer to Regan National Airport and have two floors for … Continue reading


NSF IOS and USDA-NIFA Announce FY17 Plant Biotic Interactions Awards

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have issued 27 research project awards, totaling more than $18 million, to support research into the relationships between plants, microbes, and other organisms in their environment. This new inter-agency collaboration … Continue reading


EDGE Program Announces Its First Ten Awards!

IOS’s new program Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) has announced  its first 10 awards totaling $14 million in 2017. These projects span a variety of non-model animals and plants with the goal of developing and rapidly disseminating genomic tools for researchers to use to understand how gene function creates the functional and physical characteristics of … Continue reading


PGRP-funded Investigators Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Their Fields

The Integrative Organismal Systems Division’s (IOS) Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) wishes to congratulate these investigators who recently were recognized for their scientific achievements. Dr. Edward S. Buckler (Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University) was awarded the 2017 NAS Prize in Food and … Continue reading


Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next … Continue reading