Find out more about programs of interest!

Interested in BIO programs? Not sure what it takes to submit a proposal? Have questions? Teams representing the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program, Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program, and the Arctic Research Program all have upcoming Webinars that may be of interest to you!

Scroll down for more info on each program and how to register for the sessions.

Do you have a largescale integrative project idea?

BII Informational Webinar: December 2, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM EST

The Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program supports collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. Through integrative science, groundbreaking and sustainable interdisciplinary training programs, and adoption of practices and strategies that leverage cyberinfrastructure and other technologies to bridge and integrate across subdisciplines, BIIs focus on biological themes that enable the discoveries of life’s innovations. The outcomes from biological integration will inspire new biotechnologies and applications to drive our bioeconomy and provide solutions to societal challenges. While this solicitation focuses on the integration of biological subdisciplines, any field beyond biology may be included as needed to address the overarching biological theme.

The BII program team is hosting an informational webinar on December 2.

Learn more from the recent DBI blog post or simply register for the webinar:

Closed captioning information is available on the registration page.

Is Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) the right program for you?

EDGE Informational Webinar: December 9, 2021, 2:00-3:00 PM EST

The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host an informational webinar about the Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE) interagency program solicitation (21-546). Following a brief presentation, program directors from NSF and NIH will be available to answer questions from participants.

Through the EDGE program, the NSF and the NIH support genomic research that addresses the mechanistic basis of complex traits in diverse organisms within the context (environmental, developmental, social, and/or genomic) in which they function. The program also supports the development of innovative tools, technologies, resources, and infrastructure that advance biological research focused on the identification of the causal mechanisms connecting genes and phenotypes. 

The slides and transcript of the webinar will be posted on the EDGE program website after the live event.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Are you working in the Arctic? Find out more about the overarching federal research agenda!

Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026 Launch Webinar: December 16, 2021, 2:00- 3:00 PM EST

Join in for the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) release of the Arctic Research Plan 2022-2026. The new research plan builds upon the 2017-2021 plan, and outlines a bold five-year vision for federal agencies to address emerging research questions in the Arctic.

Learn more at

This webinar will be recorded and posted on the IARPC Collaborations website and YouTube channel. Preregistration is not required.

Zoom connection information
Meeting ID: 830 1078 6795
If joining by phone only: (253) 215-8782 or find your local number

Autogenerated captions will be provided during the webinar.