PGRP-funded Investigators Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Their Fields

The Integrative Organismal Systems Division’s (IOS) Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) wishes to congratulate these investigators who recently were recognized for their scientific achievements. Dr. Edward S. Buckler (Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University) was awarded the 2017 NAS Prize in Food and … Continue reading


Share Your Ideas on Cyberinfrastructure

A new NSF Dear Colleague Letter (DCL; NSF 17-031) has been posted: Request for Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (NSF CI 2030). From the DCL: “NSF Directorates and Offices are jointly requesting input from the research community on science challenges and associated cyberinfrastructure needs over the next … Continue reading


DEB & IOS Preliminary Proposal System Evaluation Update

Our independent evaluation contractor, Abt, closed the PI and Reviewer surveys in mid-November. At present, they are working on analyzing the survey results. These results will be brought together with analyses of stakeholder interviews and programmatic (proposal, award, and review process) data that Abt has already completed to produce a full evaluation. We are expecting […] … Continue reading


Developing a National Research Infrastructure for Neuroscience (NeuroNex)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced via a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-047) its intention to foster the development of a national research infrastructure for neuroscience through a phased approach. The goal is to support collaborative and team science for achieving a comprehensive understanding of the brain. As part of this effort, the NSF … Continue reading