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REPOST: Upcoming NSF Merit Review Survey

REPOST from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences Dear Colleagues,  Next week, recent NSF applicants and reviewers will be emailed a survey link to provide feedback on their experience with the merit review process. Eligible individuals will be those who have submitted and/or reviewed proposals between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020. Results from this …

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Check out these solicitation updates! 

As a new fiscal year approaches NSF often makes updates to existing solicitations. Be sure to use the most up to date version of any solicitation to which you intend to submit.  Some recent updates in the BIO Directorate and others of interest to the IOS community are below in order of upcoming submission deadlines.    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (21-602) The purpose of the NSF …

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity! Special VOH October 26th in the BIO Directorate!

Changes to the PAPPG for PIs and SROs Join the Directorate for Biological Sciences for a BIO-wide Virtual Office Hour on the changes in the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 22-1), which became effective on October 4, 2021. 3:00 PM Eastern Time on October 26, 2021 Representatives from NSF's …

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Farewell to IOS Science Assistant and IOS Blog Member Donaven McLaurin

IOS is sad to announce the departure of Donaven McLaurin, the science assistant for all of IOS. Donaven’s happy and chipper personality will be dearly missed within our community. His scientific knowledge during panels was greatly appreciated as it helped encourage and advance conversation between panelists. As an IOS blog member, Donaven’s bright ideas helped …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2021 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 16, 2021 providing information about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) program. We were joined by program directors from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in our discussion. The PRFB solicitation (NSF 21-614) was recently …

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Learn More About EEID 

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID)   Full Proposal Deadline is Nov 24, 2021 Is your research focused on factors that contribute to the transmission of infectious disease?  If so, you should definitely have a look at the latest version of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) solicitation, NSF 21-609. This is a long-standing BIO-based program that focuses on an integrative understanding of transmission dynamics of …

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Learn More About the New Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation

Full Proposal Deadline: December 6, 2021 Opportunities to Learn More: IOS Virtual Office Hours - Sept. 16, 2021 The new Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) solicitation is hot off the presses! These fellowships encourage independence at an early stage in a research career by enabling Fellows to pursue their research and training goals in the most appropriate …

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Upcoming Opportunities to learn about the NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP)

The NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) program is holding two Virtual Office Hours to answer questions and provide additional insight into the PIPP Phase I: Development Grant (NSF 21-590) solicitation. A team of NSF program directors from CISE, BIO, ENG, and SBE will be present to answer any questions about this planning grant solicitation.  Virtual …

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International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

IOS would like to bring your attention to a program in NSF’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) that supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) solicitation, 20-598, describes two tracks and details how to apply to the program.  IRES - Track …

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REPOST: NSF 21-100 DCL RENEWAL: BIO AND UKRI/BBSRC COLLABORATION AND BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recently released Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead Agency Opportunity in Biological Informatics, Microbes and the Host Immune System, Quantum Biology and Synthetic Cell” (NSF 21-100). This DCL announces the continued collaboration between the …

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