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A Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)

We are pleased to announce that a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) has been released, and will be effective for proposals submitted on or after February 25, 2019. Some significant changes in this PAPPG NSF 19-1 include: Addition of Research.gov as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file …

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EDGE Deadline Unchanged by Government Shutdown

Deadline for EDGE 2019 is unchanged now that normal NSF operations have resumed. The Enabling Discovery Through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program deadline is unchanged from the date published in the current EDGE solicitation (NSF 19-527). Proposals are due on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. (submitter's local time). The EDGE webinar, scheduled for January 10th, …

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Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1

The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences has published a Dear Colleague Letter seeking ideas from the community on Integration Institutes for cross-cutting biology. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. This is not a call …

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NEW EDGE Solicitation Released!

A new Enabling Discovery Through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) solicitation (NSF 19-527) has been released. Although for the Directorate of Biological Sciences there are no deadlines for many kinds of proposals, as a special program EDGE will continue to have a deadline – in 2019, EDGE proposals will be due on Tuesday, February 12th. EDGE continues …

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Statement from the Acting Assistant Director for Biological Sciences on proposal submission limits

In August, the BIO directorate released new solicitations to its proposal submission process to eliminate deadlines and limit the number of proposals that could be submitted to a given division annually by a PI or co-PI. As BIO was receiving far more worthy proposals than it has money to support, this submission cap was established …

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[CANCELLED]: IOS EDGE Webinar: January 10, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a live webinar about the Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program.  Following a brief presentation, program directors will be available to answer questions from participants. EDGE was established in 2016 to support the development …

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Repost: Special BIO Advisory Committee Meeting to be on 11/16

On the behalf of our colleagues over at the BIO OAD Blog: “The BIO advisory committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, November 16th from 2:30-4:30 PM to discuss immediately establishing a subcommittee to consider different options for addressing community concerns with the BIO proposal submission limits. This meeting will be held via teleconference among the …

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Everyone is eager for an EAGER!

We regularly receive inquiries from investigators about the suitability of a project for submission as an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). As Program Directors we have noticed that the 1-2 page descriptions that accompany these inquiries typically lack information required for evaluating their EAGER potential. This blog post focuses on the key points …

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