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

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The February IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held Thursday February 20th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of the new EDGE solicitation and updates in the Biology Directorate, followed by an open question and answer period for questions …

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Congratulations to IOS investigator Zachary Lippman for receiving the 2020 National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Prize in Food & Agriculture!

The NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture recognizes the research accomplishments of a mid-career scientist who has "made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production." NAS Food and Agriculture Award website This certainly describes the work of IOS Principal Investigator …

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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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Repost: DCL: Developing and Supporting the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) User Community

Our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology have written a post detail the new Dear Colleague Letter for the NEON program. More detailing  about the DCL can be found here (NSF 20-033). NEON completed construction and became fully operational in early 2019.  The NSF BIO Directorate has issued a Dear Colleague letter expanding on its interest …

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Informational EDGE Webinar: January 31, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), together with the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Environmental Biology (DEB), and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a webinar about the Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program. The EDGE program recently released a new …

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BIO Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Lynch

Please join us on January 22nd as the Directorate for Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Michael Lynch of Arizona State University and Director of the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution for his Distinguished Lecture titled, "Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws.”  Dr. Michael Lynch   Arizona State University  Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws  Abstract   Many well-known …

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Repost from OAD: Reintegrating Biology Workshop Series Outcomes

The BIO Directorate considers integrative approaches to understanding life’s key innovations as essential for understanding the full diversity of mechanisms regulating fundamental biological processes. The Reintegrating Biology series of workshops) included a combination of virtual and in-person events and provided a venue for the broader biological community to discuss the opportunities and challenges for integrating …

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BIO Program Directors at Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII Conference

PAG Annual Meeting 2020 January 11-15, 2020 San Diego, CA The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a joint booth (#422) with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.  Stop by the DOE-NSF-USDA booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with …

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

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The January IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held January 16th, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, a discussion of the …

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