Repost: BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for ESA

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Please join NSF Program Officers from the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) on Wednesday August 11th anytime from 11 am to 2 pm Eastern time for an informal question and answer session. Be sure and register in advance …

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Farewell to IOS Division Director Donal Manahan

IOS would like to take the opportunity to say farewell to Dr. Donal Manahan, who is returning to the University of Southern California where he is a Professor of Biological Sciences. Donal’s time as Division Director for IOS was marked by his tireless support and enthusiasm for the IOS research community. He enthusiastically performed outreach …

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Information Regarding Current and Pending Support

A table entitled, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support has been developed to provide additional helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections. The table identifies where these disclosures must be provided in proposals …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours June 2021 Edition: Supplemental Funding Opportunities

On June 17th, 2021, IOS held our monthly Virtual Office Hour with a focus on supplemental funding opportunities. Submitting supplement proposals can be somewhat unusual – for some of our more predictable supplement types, e.g., a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), investigators should include these requests at the time they are preparing their grant proposal.  …

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Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS)

The BIORETS solicitation (NSF 21-584) seeks proposals that provide research experiences for groups of teachers in fields supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The research experiences are intended to be translated into curricular changes that have long-term impact on science education and encourage students to enter STEM-related professions. A BIORETS project should provide …

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Repost: 6/8/2021 BIO Virtual Office Hour: Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Reposted from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on June 8, 2021. We discussed a variety of topics to help scientists and staff at Primary Undergraduate Institutions be successful with the NSF process, including submission and review of proposals in BIO and the Facilitating Research at Primarily …

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REPOST: New Funding Opportunity: Predicting future pandemics to protect our health, communities, and economy – Bio Buzz

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. Predicting and preventing pandemics that have not yet happened is the focus of a new funding opportunity from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines — including those across the biological sciences — are invited to submit proposals to develop multidisciplinary research centers that can address the complex challenges involved in forecasting and avoiding future pandemic-scale outbreaks. The Predictive Intelligence …

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IOS would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2021

The National Academy of Sciences announced on April 26th the election of 120 members. Of those, 59 are women – the most elected in a single year. Many of the newly elected members have been supported at some time in their career by grants from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and, in particular, the …

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Research Opportunities for Post-Baccalaureate Students in Biology

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As noted on BIO Buzz, the blog of the Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (BIO), BIO has released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) to provide supplementary funding in support of recent college graduates who were not able to get research experience due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Experiences for Post-baccalaureate Students (REPS) supplemental funding requests will be reviewed for funding consideration upon receipt. To receive full funding consideration for FY2021, requests should be submitted by July 2, 2021. Supplemental funding requests submitted after that date will be considered if funds are available.

Below we provide answers to some pertinent questions regarding this opportunity. Full information on this invitation can be found on the NSF website at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21085/nsf21085.jsp?org=NSF.

What is the eligibility requirement for PIs requesting a REPS supplement?

PIs with active awards from BIO (funded through DBI, DEB, EF, IOS, or MCB) are eligible to request…

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