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Learn more! Updates in the 2022 CAREER Program Solicitation

A new CAREER Program solicitation has been released. A few changes from previous years appear in the 2022 edition: The submission deadline for all Directorates is the 4th Wednesday of July at 5:00 pm local time. This year that is July 27, 2022.The purpose of the departmental chair letter has been clarified, emphasizing it serves …

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Repost: BIO hosts annual HBCU-EIR proposal writing workshops

Sharing this announcement from our colleagues at MCB. On June 7 and June 13, program directors from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will be hosting two proposal writing workshops geared toward faculty members who teach and conduct research at HBCUs. The proposal writing workshop includes information on the basics of merit review as well …

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I3: When is the best time to submit a proposal?

Ever since BIO moved to no deadlines for core solicitations, PIs continually ask the question “When is the best time for me to submit my proposal?”  The short and simple answer is when the proposal is ready!  How do you know when that proposal is ready? We recommend that you have colleagues both in and …

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Repost: NSF Convergence Accelerator Announces New Tracks with Potential for Biology

Repost from our colleagues at NSF's Biology Directorate BIO Buzz. The NSF Convergence Accelerator program addresses national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the program seeks to transition basic research and discovery into practice—to solve high-impact …

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Did you miss it? March 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS) 

The slides are available here.   The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on March 17, 2022 on the Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS, NSF 21-584). Program officers active in this opportunity attended to discuss the funding opportunity and answer questions.    BIORETS supports biological research experiences for …

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Check out this new opportunity to make international connections

DCL: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees  Submission Timeline: At least 3 months prior to the proposed visit, but no later than  May 27, 2022 for funding using Fiscal Year  2022 funds.  The NSF has just published a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) inviting the community to apply for supplements to existing NSF awards, …

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Insights from Inside IOS (I3): What to do with a not-so-positive proposal review

We’ve all been there. Submitted what we thought was an amazing proposal, only to have a panel of reviewers find fault with it. So, what do you as the proposal Principal Investigator do now?   Many Program Directors (PDs) have submitted proposals that were rejected before they joined NSF. We all feel that neither getting a …

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Insights from Inside IOS (I3): Suggesting Reviewers or non-Reviewers for your proposal

As we posted in the announcements section, we’re starting a series of blog posts designed to give you the inside scoop on the thoughts of Program Directors (PDs) within IOS. We’re calling this series “Insights from Inside IOS” or “I3.”  The purpose of the series is to discuss a variety of subjects related to submitting …

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Building Intentionally Diverse Teams via RCN 

While collaboration is key to innovation, most scientists receive little or no formal training in how to work together.  Instead, many of us rely on interpersonal intuition to build a lab team.  Conferences extend the reach of the lab, and, if one can meet and connect with the right people, then labs can work together. …

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Repost: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges

We are sharing this event announcement from our NSF colleagues. We need your help to 'hack' the Rules of Life – to deepen our understanding and consider how those Rules might be used to tackle pressing societal challenges. In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of 'Big Ideas,' 10 bold, long-term research …

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