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NEW PGRP Solicitation coming this summer!

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) solicitation NSF 16-614  is currently under revision, with the expected release of a new solicitation in mid to late summer. The current solicitation will not accept applications after June 8, 2018. The revised PGRP solicitation will begin accepting proposals on a rolling deadline as soon as it is released. …

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USA Science and Engineering Festival 2018

The 5th Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival took place on April 7th and 8th in Washington, D.C. This event welcomes scientists and non-scientists alike to showcase their science and learn more about what scientist do. Over 350,000 attendees could view 20 different stage shows that featured scientists, entertainers who use science (think explosions and …

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Ask a PD: Initial Questions About No Deadline Submission

 In early October, BIO released a Dear Colleague Letter (and associated FAQs) announcing that all its divisions including IOS will move to a “no deadlines” review process when new solicitations are released mid-year in 2018. Since then we have received many questions about the process from panelists, by email and by phone that were not …

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Meet IOS: Kim Gallagher

Title: Kimberly Gallagher, Program Director BIO/IOS - Developmental Systems Education: B.A.: Barnard College, Columbia University - Biology, Ph.D.: University of California San Diego - Biology Home Institution: University of Pennsylvania Tell us about your research: I am very interested in the signaling pathways and mechanisms that underlie development. A primary focus of the research in my …

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Meet IOS: Purnima Bhanot

  Title: Purnima Bhanot, Program Director BIO/IOS - SDS Program Education: B.A.: Mount Holyoke College - Biochemistry, Ph.D.: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Molecular Biology and Genetics Home Institution: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Tell us about your research: My research focuses on kinase signaling pathways in protozoan parasites, that pose a significant danger …

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Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information Template

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has updated the template for Collaborative and Other Affiliations Information (COA). This template is in accordance with Chapter II.C.1.e of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG). The template is fillable, however, the content and format requirements must not be altered, as this will create printing and …

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Announcing a New Funding Opportunity through PGRP!

A Dear Colleague Letter - (DCL) NSF 18-039 - announcing a new funding opportunity to develop breakthrough enabling technologies for functional genomics and crop breeding has been released. This Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) opportunity invites proposals to overcome barriers to crop breeding and to advance functional genomics in highly innovative and transformative ways. …

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