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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program – Competition 2021

The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program calls for proposals to the 2021 competition.  AccelNet supports linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad focused on grand research challenges that require significant international coordination.  Awards support coordination activities to promote synergy of efforts across networks and professional development activities to prepare the …

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Recent Dear Colleague Letters of Interest to the IOS Community

We’d like to bring your attention to two different Dear Colleague Letters* (DCL) that were issued recently by NSF. The first DCL focuses on Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN). This supplemental funding opportunity provides training opportunities to graduate students already supported by NSF grants to “develop skills that prepare them to be successful …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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REPOST: Announcement: Webinars and Virtual Office Hours for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program announces webinars and virtual office hours to provide information to applicants The Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Program will be holding webinars and virtual office hours to provide interested members of the scientific community with an …

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Farewell to Rosetta Rhine IOS Program Support Manager* and Farewell to rotating** Program Director, Clifford Weil!

IOS would like to take this opportunity to thank Rosetta Rhine for her 11-year service and to bid her farewell. Rosetta has been a valued member of the IOS team as the Program Support Manager, supervisor of the IOS support team. Rosetta was appreciated in the division for her leadership abilities and for doing a …

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REPOST: From the AD: BIO “No-Deadline” Solicitations Migrating to Research.gov

September 29, 2020 Repost from the Assistant Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences As part of NSF’s ongoing efforts to innovate and migrate proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to Research.gov (see Important Notice No. 147), the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has announced that proposal submissions for our “no-deadline” programs will migrate to Research.gov …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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REPOST: BIO RENEWS COLLABORATION WITH UKRI/BBSRC

Photo credit: agsandrew/Shutterstock.com A repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is renewing its collaboration with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), described in Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 20-118. Titled “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead …

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Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology To promote integration across biological subdisciplines, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has released a revised solicitation (NSF 20-601) under the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program.                                 The program, launched this year, supports collaborative teams investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. BII …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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