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Being an NSF rotating Program Director

One of the amazing, and perhaps not fully appreciated, aspects of NSF is the incorporation of temporary or rotating Program Directors in its scientific staff. This opportunity allows for scientists, engineers, and educators to join NSF on a temporary appointment to participate in NSF’s mission to promote the process of science. To the benefit of …

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Did you miss it? December 2021 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Mid-Career Advancement

The slides are available HERE  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on 16 December 2021 providing information on the Mid-Career Advancement solicitation (MCA, NSF 21-516). We were joined by program directors who work directly on this funding opportunity. The MCA funding opportunity focuses on researchers at the Associate Professor …

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Did you know NSF Supports Entrepreneurs?

There are funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for those individuals who are entrepreneurial inclined! If you have an idea that needs seed funding for early-stage product development, NSF’s America’s Seed Fund can assist with that. This Fund – which seeks to foster innovation and to help create businesses and jobs – …

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Opportunities to Meet NSF Program Directors at SICB 2022!

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting 2022 January 3-7, 2022 Phoenix, AZ The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a presence  at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) from January 3 to 7, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ Please stop by the NSF booth between January 4 and January 6, 2022 …

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Did you miss it? November 2021 Virtual Office Hours Recap – Part II

Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP) The slides are available HERE The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 18, 2021 providing information on the new Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP, NSF 22-506). We were joined by program directors who work directly …

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Did you miss it? November 2021 Virtual Office Hours Recap – Part I

Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in BIO (BRC-BIO) The slides are available HERE The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 18, 2021  on the new Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program,(Solicitation 22-500) n as well as the Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in …

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Learn More About a New Dear Colleague Letter from IOS: Organismal Systems and Infection Biology (OSIB) 

NSF 22-016  With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) the Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems (IOS) calls for proposals that build on our ongoing programs to move forward our understanding of infection processes in natural systems. All study systems are appropriate, except those that focus solely on human diseases. Proposals that focus on building a mechanistic understanding …

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Find out more about programs of interest!

Interested in BIO programs? Not sure what it takes to submit a proposal? Have questions? Teams representing the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program, Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program, and the Arctic Research Program all have upcoming Webinars that may be of interest to you! Scroll down for more info on each program and how …

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Did you miss it? October Virtual Office Hours Recap

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) The slides are available HERE. The IOS Virtual Office Hour for October 2021 focused on the Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, 21-622) solicitation. We were joined by program directors who work directly on this funding opportunity. The IntBIO solicitation replaced the Rules of Life Track formerly featured in the core …

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How to structure your budget justification to assure the project budget is well justified

Proposal Budget Form 1030Download Critical to receiving the funds you need for your proposed project is a well justified budget. Here we’re sharing some best practices and advice for communicating that justification effectively. Starting with a cumulative budget form (link above), the goal is to provide a detailed breakdown of the funds requested (the actual …

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