Graduate Research Fellowship Program – call for Reviewers!

If you, or someone you know in the Biological Sciences has an interest in serving as a reviewer for a National Science Foundation program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program needs reviewers.  Please register at: https://nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info/registration You will be asked to create a registration and outline your research area/interests so that you can be assigned applications …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September Recap: Non-Core funding opportunities – what are these about?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 19th, 2019 focused on a variety of non-core funding opportunities. During this office hour we spoke about a number of different opportunities including: EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) – supporting exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially …

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GRFP 2020 Applicant Webinar Information Notice

**For applicants interested in pursuing a Graduate Research Fellowship the Program Directors of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions.  Please see the schedule below for dates, times, and registration information.  Remember, applications for the Life Sciences (e.g., Biology) is October 21st, 2019.** Dear …

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September 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 September IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held September 19th, 2019 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 ‘atypical’ …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours – August: NSF Research Traineeships Questions and Tips

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 15th, 2019 focused on proposals for NSF Research Traineeships (NRT; NSF 19-522)Dr. Regassa discussed NRT proposals and explained how they should encourage the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary graduate training program that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligns with the needs …

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Re-integrating Biology Town Halls

Register for the upcoming Reintegrating Biology Virtual Town Hall, which will take place the week of September 16, 2019. Reposted on behalf of our colleagues from the Office of the Assistant Director. “Biology has the goal of understanding the processes that generate and sustain life.  Despite this unifying principle, the actual practice of modern biology …

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Next Steps for NEON

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has recently become fully operational making 179 environmental data products freely available! NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 19-080) that announced an intent  to compete management of future operation and maintenance of the network. You can read the full story on BIO BUZZ, BIO’s Office of the Assistant …

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August 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 August IOS Virtual Office Hour session will be held August 15th, 2019 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 about …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours: Co-review, how does it work?

Projects submitted to the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) are integrative and cross-disciplinary in nature, and in many cases, review is warranted by more than one cluster. Program Directors in IOS held a Virtual Office Hour (July 11th, 2019) focused on co-review processes. Examples of co-review at NSF Co-review can occur between two clusters …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours – July: Upcoming CAREER proposals

The next Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Office Hour will be on July 11th, 2019, at 1 pm EDT, and we plan to talk about co-review within the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and between BIO and other Directorates at NSF, a subject that many people had questions about during our last office hour. …

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