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Ask a PD: When to submit and other question about no deadlines review

Q: When is the best time to submit a proposal? Ans: The best time to submit is as soon as you think your proposal is ready! With no deadlines, program directors are not required to have panels during specific times of the year. Instead they can convene a panel as soon as they feel they …

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Reminder: Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1st

This is a reminder that the deadline for the Integration Institutes Request for Information is Friday, March 1st. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. Through this request for information, the BIO Directorate is seeking high-level ideas from the …

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A Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)

We are pleased to announce that a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) has been released, and will be effective for proposals submitted on or after February 25, 2019. Some significant changes in this PAPPG NSF 19-1 include: Addition of Research.gov as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file …

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EDGE Deadline Unchanged by Government Shutdown

Deadline for EDGE 2019 is unchanged now that normal NSF operations have resumed. The Enabling Discovery Through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program deadline is unchanged from the date published in the current EDGE solicitation (NSF 19-527). Proposals are due on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. (submitter's local time). The EDGE webinar, scheduled for January 10th, …

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[CANCELLED]: IOS EDGE Webinar: January 10, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a live webinar about the Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program.  Following a brief presentation, program directors will be available to answer questions from participants. EDGE was established in 2016 to support the development …

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Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1

The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences has published a Dear Colleague Letter seeking ideas from the community on Integration Institutes for cross-cutting biology. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. This is not a call …

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NEW EDGE Solicitation Released!

A new Enabling Discovery Through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) solicitation (NSF 19-527) has been released. Although for the Directorate of Biological Sciences there are no deadlines for many kinds of proposals, as a special program EDGE will continue to have a deadline – in 2019, EDGE proposals will be due on Tuesday, February 12th. EDGE continues …

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Statement from the Acting Assistant Director for Biological Sciences on proposal submission limits

In August, the BIO directorate released new solicitations to its proposal submission process to eliminate deadlines and limit the number of proposals that could be submitted to a given division annually by a PI or co-PI. As BIO was receiving far more worthy proposals than it has money to support, this submission cap was established …

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