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Don’t miss it! Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) Virtual Office Hour Monday 8/22/2022

Program Officers will be hosting a virtual office hour to introduce PACSP, a new program in conservation research and practice, and answer questions from prospective PIs. Please register via the program page or by using this link. The objective of the PACSP program is to support conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution …

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Did you know? There are new opportunities to support U.S. – U.K. collaborations!

NSF has released a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Research Collaborations between U.S. NSF and the U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI). The DCL, NSF 22-107, details how the NSF and the UKRI have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage collaboration between U.S. and U.K. researchers. This DCL provides information, including topic …

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I3: Remember to go to Office Hours!

Hey, do you know that all four BIO divisions have Virtual Office Hours? And haven’t we all told students (or been told!) to make use of a professor’s office hours? So why aren’t you coming to office hours? We want to specifically highlight the Virtual Office Hours of DBI (Division of Biological Infrastructure) because of …

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Did you miss it? July 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Grant preparation tips and pitfalls.

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on July 21st, 2022 providing information on current solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters of potential interest to the community as well as tips and pitfalls to keep in mind when preparing a proposal for NSF.  Some important tips …

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Learn more about the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program!

Full Proposal Deadline is October 11, 2022 As you may have heard, BIO recently launched the new Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program. PACSP focuses on urgent biodiversity conservation problems and seeks to support research that will make significant and impactful progress in advancing conservation science and practice in the U.S. The …

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IOS Program Directors Attending 2022 Summer Conferences!

Summer is the time for scientific conferences, and your IOS Program Directors (PDs) are attending several. Depending on the conference, PDs will have different levels of engagement but the goal at any conference is for PDs to meet members of the scientific community – just like you. PDs may be giving talks in sessions on …

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RePost: MCB announces a funding opportunity for building synthetic microbial communities for biology

We wanted to make sure you didn't miss this news from MCB... also announced on the DEB blog. In recent years, researchers have assembled synthetic microbial communities that have novel compositions, genetics, and phenotypes, and they have used these communities to address both fundamental biological questions and a range of societal problems. To support such …

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Re-Post: MCB ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR A NEW SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR SCIENCES

Re-Post from our colleagues at MCB... In recent decades, the biological sciences have experienced an unprecedented growth in data as a result of new experimental technologies, advances in computational power, and big data approaches to research. There are, however, many barriers to making full use of available datasets. Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation To …

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Did you miss it? June 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Collaborative Research Opportunities within NSF

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 16th, 2022 providing information about: Research Coordination Networks (RCNs)RCN-Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE)Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)  Submission of collaborative core research proposals Program officers active in these opportunities and representatives from other IOS core programs attended …

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Did you know? HBCU-EiR Deadline Approaching!  

Letters of intent for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program are due July 28, 2022. The EiR program supports capacity building at both public and private HBCUs by funding research projects that align with NSF’s research programs. By supporting these projects, EiR seeks to promote stronger connections between researchers …

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Learn More About a New IOS Solicitation! Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet (22-513)

BIO’s new solicitation, Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC), calls for proposals focused on understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of organismal response to climate change to improve our ability to predict and to mitigate maladaptive biological responses to rapidly changing environments and to facilitate organismal adaptation and persistence. Full Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022 In particular, …

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