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BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours

As you may have seen, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Assistant Director Joanne Tornow, PhD, wrote to the biological sciences community to share information about NSF’s current operations in light of COVID-19 and provide guidance to current awardees. In that letter, Dr. Tornow noted that BIO staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF …

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NSF is currently open virtually!

We are reaching out during these difficult times to convey that NSF is currently open, but we are largely operating on-line in the virtual environment.   We understand the impact of academic and community closures on all sectors of society, including your research, educational, and personal activities. Through agency and divisional planning and exceptional IT support, …

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March Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): IMAGiNE and PlantSynthBio DCLs

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The March IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held March 19th from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of two recent Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment and NSF …

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What’s New In IOS: Two Dear Colleague Letters

Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) are used by NSF to provide information, clarify an existing document or policy, and inform the community of special competitions or topical areas of interest within regular ongoing programs or funding mechanisms. IOS has recently issued two new Dear Colleague Letters highlighting IOS’s interest in receiving proposals in two specific topical …

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Informational EDGE Webinar: January 31, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), together with the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Environmental Biology (DEB), and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a webinar about the Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program. The EDGE program recently released a new …

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BIO Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Lynch

Please join us on January 22nd as the Directorate for Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Michael Lynch of Arizona State University and Director of the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms of Evolution for his Distinguished Lecture titled, "Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws.” Dr. Michael Lynch  Arizona State University Evolutionary Origin of Cell Biology’s Scaling Laws Abstract  Many well-known …

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BIO Program Directors at Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII Conference

PAG Annual Meeting 2020 January 11-15, 2020 San Diego, CA The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a joint booth (#422) with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.  Stop by the DOE-NSF-USDA booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with …

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BIO Program Officers at SICB 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a booth (#501) January 4-6, 2020 at the annual Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) meeting in Austin, TX. Stop by the NSF booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with an NSF Program Director (PD) from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) or the …

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