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I3: Hints for a New PI Interested in Applying for NSF funding

Dear New PI, Congratulations! You’ve gotten yourself a faculty position. This is a fantastic accomplishment and one you should be extremely proud of! But now, you need to start thinking about ways to maintain support for your research laboratory. After a quick Google search for NSF funding opportunities, you might feel completely overwhelmed and not …

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Meet TIP, the newest NSF Directorate!

In March, NSF announced the first new directorate in decades, the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships or TIP. TIP will serve to advance use-inspired and translational research in all fields of science and engineering with the intention of accelerating breakthroughs in critical and emerging technologies and giving rise to new industries which will help …

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RePost: Upcoming Webinar: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

Please join the Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program for a webinar on Tuesday, May 10th, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. BRC-BIO is a new NSF program intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation …

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Did you miss it? April 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: BIO-LEAPS

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on April 21st, 2022 where we spoke about the Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS, NSF 22-542). Program officers active in this opportunity visited to discuss and answer questions that the audience had. BIO-LEAPS aims …

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Learn more! Updates in the 2022 CAREER Program Solicitation

A new CAREER Program solicitation has been released. A few changes from previous years appear in the 2022 edition: The submission deadline for all Directorates is the 4th Wednesday of July at 5:00 pm local time. This year that is July 27, 2022.The purpose of the departmental chair letter has been clarified, emphasizing it serves …

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Repost: BIO hosts annual HBCU-EIR proposal writing workshops

Sharing this announcement from our colleagues at MCB. On June 7 and June 13, program directors from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will be hosting two proposal writing workshops geared toward faculty members who teach and conduct research at HBCUs. The proposal writing workshop includes information on the basics of merit review as well …

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I3: When is the best time to submit a proposal?

Ever since BIO moved to no deadlines for core solicitations, PIs continually ask the question “When is the best time for me to submit my proposal?”  The short and simple answer is when the proposal is ready!  How do you know when that proposal is ready? We recommend that you have colleagues both in and …

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Repost: NSF Convergence Accelerator Announces New Tracks with Potential for Biology

Repost from our colleagues at NSF's Biology Directorate BIO Buzz. The NSF Convergence Accelerator program addresses national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the program seeks to transition basic research and discovery into practice—to solve high-impact …

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Did you miss it? March 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS) 

The slides are available here.   The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on March 17, 2022 on the Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS, NSF 21-584). Program officers active in this opportunity attended to discuss the funding opportunity and answer questions.    BIORETS supports biological research experiences for …

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