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 (NSF 20-599).  Starting this week, the program directors in the HSI program will hold a series of virtual office hours where they will talk about changes to the solicitation and answer any questions you have about the program and about their updated solicitation. 

HSI virtual office hours occur on Thursday and Friday afternoons (3-5 p.m. EST) on the following days:

  • October 29th and 30th
  • November 5th and 6th
  • November 12th and 13th
  • November 19th and 20th
  • December 3rd and 4th
  • December 10th and 11th
  • January 7th and 8th

Please visit the HSI program webpage for registration links.

New Mid-Career Advancement Solicitation

The Mid-Career Advancement solicitation (NSF 21-516) is now available. Through the new Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) program, NSF is seeking proposals from mid-career scientists at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) who wish to substantively advance their research program and career trajectory through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships. By supporting investigators at this critical career stage, NSF aims to enable and grow a more diverse scientific workforce at high academic ranks, who remain engaged and active in cutting edge research. The target date for submission is 1 February 2021. Read more about this solicitation on the program description page and solicitation using the links above.