The Process of Co-Review – A Peek Behind The Curtain

Although most proposals are submitted to a specific program in IOS, some proposals are co-reviewed by two or more programs. Co-review continues to be common due to the interdisciplinary nature of IOS science and also because the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has emphasized the importance of integrating across sub-disciplines in biology. Please see our IOS blog repost on co-review for more details and keep reading if you want a refresher.    A few elements to keep in …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours: Co-review, how does it work?

Projects submitted to the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) are integrative and cross-disciplinary in nature, and in many cases, review is warranted by more than one cluster. Program Directors in IOS held a Virtual Office Hour (July 11th, 2019) focused on co-review processes. Examples of co-review at NSF Co-review can occur between two clusters …

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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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April Virtual Office Hours Recap: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) – Updated solicitation!

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on April 16, 2020 focused on the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) that has a recently updated solicitation (NSF 20-525). CAREER is an Agency-wide opportunity with some unique specifications for proposals submitted to this opportunity. There is now a single due date …

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March Virtual Office Hours Recap

IOS-Virtual-Office-Hours-slides-March 2020 The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on March 19, 2020, focused on two new Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs): NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment – encourages research investigating how genomes, phenomes, and the environment interact to influence the development, expression and evolution of complex …

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Investigating the Rules of Life

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks to support research that spans the traditional subdisciplines of biology to address broad and fundamental questions that advance discovery of general principles operating across all levels of life, from subcellular systems to ecosystems. To promote this type of integrative research, all four BIO divisions – including IOS – …

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January Virtual Office Hours Recap: Rules of Life (RoL) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) – What do you need to know?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on January 16, 2020 focused on the RoL track, which can be found in all BIO core program solicitations: IOS (18-594) – this is a newly updated solicitation! DBI (18-594) DEB (20-502) MCB (18-585) The RoL is a BIO-wide opportunity with unique specifications: …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours – July: Upcoming CAREER proposals

The next Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Office Hour will be on July 11th, 2019, at 1 pm EDT, and we plan to talk about co-review within the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and between BIO and other Directorates at NSF, a subject that many people had questions about during our last office hour. …

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Virtual Office Hours with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session on July 11th, 2019 from 1-2pm EST  to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at the National Science Foundation (NSF)! This month’s Office Hour will include discussion on: Recent Solicitations, Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, and How co-review within the Directorate for Biological …

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Selected FAQs for NSF 16-505- part 1 submission related FAQs

Leading up to Friday’s (1/15/16) deadline for preliminary proposals we are posting selected FAQs for NSF 16-505 to help answer possible last minute questions. Note that preliminary proposals are still covered under GPG NSF 15-1 as the new GPG NSF16-1 does not go into effect until after the preliminary proposal deadline. As always, if you have …

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