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, proposals that integrate the study of genomic, physiological, structural, developmental, neural, or behavioral mechanisms of organismal response to climate change with eco-evolutionary approaches to better manage the effects of a rapidly changing climate on earth’s living systems are encouraged. Specific areas of emphasis include but are not limited to:

  • integrating physiology and genomics into the next generation of species distribution models;
  • mechanistic understanding of plastic responses to climate change;
  • functional genomics of organismal response to climate change;
  • the role biological interactions play in organismal responses to climate change;
  • and improving our ability to predict how organisms will respond to climate change and the consequences these responses will have across biological scales.

If this opportunity is of interest, see the ORCC Program page for more information and access the full solicitation NSF 22-513.

If you are interested in research related to the effects of climate change but don’t feel the ORCC solicitation is the correct one for your work, we encourage you to look at another new NSF program, Biodiversity on a Changing Planet. As always, you are encouraged to reach out to a cognizant program officer with questions.

Opportunities to learn more about ORCC:

ORCC Informational Webinar

When: Nov 16, 2021, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this webinar: