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IOS Bids Farewell to Evan Balaban 

For the past seven years, Evan Balaban has been a Program Director in the IOS Neural Systems Cluster working with the Organization and Activation Programs. Evan will be starting a position as a Distinguished Researcher/Full Professor at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) in Spain, where he will be guiding the development of their new Neuroscience …

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Upcoming 2023 Solicitation Due Dates 

Although the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) core programs solicitations are accepted anytime, there are other BIO and NSF-wide funding opportunities that have due dates. Below is a list of some solicitations relevant to the IOS community with upcoming deadlines and due date windows. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list as new …

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What are “Cognizant Program Officer Comments” and where can you find them at Research.gov?   

What are “Cognizant Program Officer Comments”?    When a proposal decision has been made, the PI(s) can view the following information at Research.gov:  Proposal status (such as awarded or declined)  De-identified copies of all reviews  A panel summary (if the proposal was reviewed by a panel)  Cognizant Program Officer Comments (if written)  The Cognizant Program Officer …

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Reminder: January 27, 2023 is the Last Day New Proposals and Supplemental Funding Requests Can Be Submitted in FastLane

Moving forward, new proposals to NSF must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov, and all supplemental funding requests must be submitted in Research.gov. The last day that new proposals can be submitted via FastLane is Friday, January 27, 2023 (5:00pm submitter’s local time). Any in-progress proposals currently in FastLane must either be submitted …

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Don’t miss it! Virtual Office Hour featuring PAPPG Changes  Thursday Jan. 19, 2023 

As many of you have already heard the NSF has published a new Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1).  This new Guide features several changes which take effect as of Jan 30, 2023 and are summarized here.  For now, we want to focus on changes to the formatting of BioSketches and …

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Is your research close to that funded by the Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE) program? Learn more at the first Virtual Office Hour of the New Year! 

Office hour: January 19, 2023, 1:00 pm ET EDGE proposal deadline: February 16, 2023  The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a virtual office hour about the EDGE program and the current solicitation (NSF 21-546). …

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UPDATE: NSF Program Directors at SICB 2023 

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting, January 3-7, 2023, in Austin, TX The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to have an exhibitor booth at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Austin, Texas. Please stop by between January 4 and 6, 2023, to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an NSF Program …

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Did you miss it? December 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Meet the IOS Program Directors. 

The slides are available here The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 15th, 2022 providing information on current solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters the community might wish to investigate before moving on to the topic of the month – Meet the IOS Program Directors.    We did something …

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