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UPDATED REPOST: NSF Calls for Examinations of emergent Networks as Part of Understand the Rules of Life “Big Idea”

Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation A repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Office of the Assistant Director. The biological world is interconnected by complex networks. What are the rules that control these networks? How are the interactions altered by environments? Are the rules similar across all biological scales? How can …

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Upcoming Solicitation Deadlines:

Although the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) core programs solicitations are not under proposal submission deadlines, there are other funding opportunities, both in BIO and NSF-wide, that do have deadlines. Here are a few that are relevant to the IOS community.   Funding opportunities with deadlines: Full Proposal: February 23, 2021 21-534  Understanding the Rules …

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Cross-Disciplinary Workshops on Pandemic Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention

The Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Engineering (ENG); Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at NSF are jointly supporting a series of interdisciplinary workshops (Feb. 16-17; Feb. 22-23; Feb 25-26; additional workshops planned) to engage research communities around the topic …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours January 2021 Edition: Integrative Research in Biology

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on January 21, 2021 focused on the new Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, NSF 21-543) solicitation. The deadline for IntBIO proposal submission is March 16, 2021. IntBIO replaced the Rules of Life track that was formerly in all the core solicitations of …

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Job Opportunity: NSF is searching for a new IOS Division Director

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) has begun the search for a new Division Director.  The IOS Division Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The Division Director works cooperatively with other BIO Division and Deputy Division Directors to advise and aid the Assistant …

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Repost: NSF Announces Call for Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences – BIO BUZZ

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. NSF has released a new solicitation for a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences (NSF 21-549). Letters of Intent for the solicitation are due on April 1, 2021 Exemplifying open and team science, the Center will be fueled by open …

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Mid Career Advancement Solicitation and Webinar

BIO would like to bring to your attention the new Mid Career Advancement (MCA) program (solicitation 21-516). The target date for the proposal submission is February 1, 2021. There will be one more webinar about the MCA program this Friday, January 15, at noon Eastern Time. Advance registration is required to attend the webinar at this link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Gb6Q55WySn-LrBkiwjLM_g. …

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Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics

We’d like to bring your attention to a new Dear Colleague Letter* (DCL) NSF 21-034 “Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics,” which was issued December 23, 2020 by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The focus of NSF 21-034 is to encourage research on the organismal mechanisms, analytical frameworks, and biological theories that advance our …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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NSF at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Connectome, which will take place from January 11-13, 2021. NSF will host a virtual booth where program directors and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and other Divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences will be on hand …

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