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Being an NSF rotating Program Director

One of the amazing, and perhaps not fully appreciated, aspects of NSF is the incorporation of temporary or rotating Program Directors in its scientific staff. This opportunity allows for scientists, engineers, and educators to join NSF on a temporary appointment to participate in NSF’s mission to promote the process of science. To the benefit of …

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Opportunities to Meet NSF Program Directors at SICB 2022!

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting 2022 January 3-7, 2022 Phoenix, AZ The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a presence  at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) from January 3 to 7, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ Please stop by the NSF booth between January 4 and January 6, 2022 …

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Find out more about programs of interest!

Interested in BIO programs? Not sure what it takes to submit a proposal? Have questions? Teams representing the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program, Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program, and the Arctic Research Program all have upcoming Webinars that may be of interest to you! Scroll down for more info on each program and how …

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Did you miss it? October Virtual Office Hours Recap

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) The slides are available HERE. The IOS Virtual Office Hour for October 2021 focused on the Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, 21-622) solicitation. We were joined by program directors who work directly on this funding opportunity. The IntBIO solicitation replaced the Rules of Life Track formerly featured in the core …

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Learn More About a New IOS Solicitation! Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet (22-513)

BIO’s new solicitation, Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC), calls for proposals focused on understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of organismal response to climate change to improve our ability to predict and to mitigate maladaptive biological responses to rapidly changing environments and to facilitate organismal adaptation and persistence. Full Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022 In particular, …

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New BIO Opportunity: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) Solicitation NSF 22-500 

BRC-BIO is a new solicitation intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive and resourced institutions.  Some key information from the solicitation:   Primary investigators must hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or tenure-track equivalent) position as an assistant professor …

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Ideas Lab: Dark Dimensions of the RNA Regulome (D2R2)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences has released a solicitation (22-510) calling for participants in an in-person week-long (June 13-17, 2022) Ideas Lab that will explore novel and creative approaches to extend our understanding of the diverse, growing universe of non-coding RNAs. With insight into the function of micro-RNAs and small-interfering RNAs rapidly expanding, the function …

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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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