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REPOST: Adding Impact to your Broader Impacts: Office Hours with ARIS

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). Join program officers from the Directorate for Biological Sciences in a discussion of Broader Impacts with guest speaker Susan Renoe from the NSF-supported Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). ARIS works with scientists to help them engage in activities that …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours October 2020 Edition: Biology Integration Institutes

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 15, 2020 focused on the Biology Integration Institutes (BII; NSF 20-601) solicitation.  Many excellent questions were asked, and they are summarized here:  Is there an expectation that a BII proposal be multi-institutional as well as multi-disciplinary? - There is no expectation …

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Demo Site for Research.gov Proposal Preparation Now Available

We are pleased to announce that NSF has launched the Research.gov proposal preparation demonstration site. The new demo site provides an opportunity for Principal Investigators (PI) to create Research.gov proposals prior to submitting proposals for review in the Proposal Submission System. Research.gov demo site features: Initiating Research proposals (other proposal types will be added to …

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REPOST: Webinar Announced for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and Thursday, November 5, 2020, NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)-1 funding opportunity (NSF 21-505).  The Mid-scale RI Big Idea is intended to provides an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research …

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Two Solicitations of Interest to the IOS Community

Two solicitations have been issued by NSF recently that are relevant to members of our IOS community.  Read more about them below. Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Update For investigators who are at, or who have a collaborator at, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) please be aware that the HSI program has updated their solicitation …

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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program – Competition 2021

The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program calls for proposals to the 2021 competition.  AccelNet supports linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad focused on grand research challenges that require significant international coordination.  Awards support coordination activities to promote synergy of efforts across networks and professional development activities to prepare the …

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Recent Dear Colleague Letters of Interest to the IOS Community

We’d like to bring your attention to two different Dear Colleague Letters* (DCL) that were issued recently by NSF. The first DCL focuses on Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN). This supplemental funding opportunity provides training opportunities to graduate students already supported by NSF grants to “develop skills that prepare them to be successful …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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IOS has Changed the Name of one of its Programs

Program Name Change: The Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) Program is replacing the Symbiosis, Defense and Self-Recognition Program. The name change was made to more accurately reflect the research that the program supports. Proposals focused on research into the processes and mechanisms mediating antagonistic or beneficial interactions within and between viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes (with the exception of plants) …

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REPOST: Announcement: Webinars and Virtual Office Hours for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program announces webinars and virtual office hours to provide information to applicants The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program will be holding webinars and virtual office hours to provide interested members of the scientific community with an …

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