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IOS Virtual Office Hours July 2020 edition: Proposal preparation tips

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on July 16th, 2020 focused on proposal preparation. Program directors spoke about general framing of proposals, NSF’s merit review criteria (Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts), collaborations, the importance of Broader Impacts, and budget considerations.  Attendees had several questions on many topics: With no …

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HBCU-EiR Q&A Recap

Repost from Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Program Officers representing each division in BIO hosted two online informational sessions on July 1st and July 14th to help answer questions about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) program. “The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program …

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Farewell to two rotating* Program Directors in IOS, Kelly Dawe and Brad Day!

Summer often brings farewells in IOS as rotating Program Directors return to their academic institutions. In the past few weeks, IOS has said goodbye to two outstanding rotators and scientists, Drs. Kelly Dawe and Brad Day. We thank them for their exceptional service to NSF and the research community! Kelly Dawe joined IOS in 2019 …

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July Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): Grant Preparation Tips

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The July IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held July 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, and will offer information about grant preparation tips, and other topics to consider during proposal preparation, …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours June edition: CAREER Proposal Guidance and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 18, 2020 providing overviews of the CAREER program (NSF 20-525) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. UPDATE: In light of difficulties many are facing due to COVID-19 NSF has extended the CAREER proposal submission deadline to Tuesday, August 11, …

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IOS Program Directors at Virtual Society Meetings this July and August

NSF Program Directors will be attending several virtual meetings this summer, giving outreach presentations and providing additional opportunities throughout the meeting to learn about NSF. Annual Maize Genetics Conference, June 25-26 Attending from IOS: Donal Manahan (Division Director), Anne Sylvester (Developmental Systems Cluster) and Cliff Weil, Gerald Schoenknecht, Kelly Dawe and Diane Okamuro (Plant Genome …

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Updates on Proposal Submission Procedures

On June 1, 2020, NSF implemented the Grants.gov Application Guide  (NSF 20-089) to support proposers submitting through Grants.gov as opposed to Fastlane or Research.gov. Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), which also went into effect June 1. In …

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New Requirement: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning June 1, 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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Farewell to Colin Saldana, rotating* Program Director in the Neural Systems Cluster!

IOS says goodbye to Colin Saldanha and thanks him for his exceptional service to the Neural Systems Cluster and all of BIO! For the past two years, Colin served as a rotating Program Director in the Modulation Program of the Neural Systems Cluster. He brought much appreciated insight, ideas, energy, and a great team spirit …

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HBCU Excellence in Research Q&A Sessions

REPOST: This information was originally shared by our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Are you an investigator at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Are you curious which programs at NSF support research like yours? Are you interested in applying to or learning more about the HBCU-EiR program? Program Officers representing …

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