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IOS Bids Farewell to Evan Balaban 

For the past seven years, Evan Balaban has been a Program Director in the IOS Neural Systems Cluster working with the Organization and Activation Programs. Evan will be starting a position as a Distinguished Researcher/Full Professor at the Universidad Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) in Spain, where he will be guiding the development of their new Neuroscience …

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Upcoming 2023 Solicitation Due Dates 

Although the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) core programs solicitations are accepted anytime, there are other BIO and NSF-wide funding opportunities that have due dates. Below is a list of some solicitations relevant to the IOS community with upcoming deadlines and due date windows. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list as new …

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Reminder: January 27, 2023 is the Last Day New Proposals and Supplemental Funding Requests Can Be Submitted in FastLane

Moving forward, new proposals to NSF must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov, and all supplemental funding requests must be submitted in Research.gov. The last day that new proposals can be submitted via FastLane is Friday, January 27, 2023 (5:00pm submitter’s local time). Any in-progress proposals currently in FastLane must either be submitted …

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UPDATE: NSF Program Directors at SICB 2023 

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting, January 3-7, 2023, in Austin, TX The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to have an exhibitor booth at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Austin, Texas. Please stop by between January 4 and 6, 2023, to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an NSF Program …

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RePost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes (BII) Webinar

RePost from DBInfo. Please join the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program for a webinar on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. The BII Program supports diverse, collaborative teams that perform research, education and training on critical questions that …

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NSF Program Directors at SICB 2023 

Upcoming Meeting: SICB Annual Meeting, January 3-7, 2023, in Austin, TX  The National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to have an exhibitor booth at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in Austin, Texas. Please stop by on January 4-6, 2023, to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with an NSF Program …

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NSF will no longer use FastLane to accept proposals starting in January 2023

NSF’s FastLane system has been around for some time. It has been used as both a grant submission portal by PIs and as an interactive panel system through which reviewers can submit grant reviews and panelists can enter panel summaries.   Since September 2020, NSF has been working to retire the proposal submission capabilities of the …

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IOS Bids Farewell to John McDowell

John McDowell was a program director in IOS for the past year within the Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program. John was involved with numerous other NSF activities outside of PBI while serving as a rotator, including the Synthetic Communities and the BRC-BIO funding opportunities, among others. He is returning to his faculty position at Virginia …

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Learn more about the Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) Program

Full Proposal Deadline is January 24, 2023 IOS would like to bring your attention to the IntBio program that supports collaborative research, training and education that spans subdisciplines to understand how biological systems function and interact across different scales of organization. The solicitation, 21-622, describes the details of how to apply to the program.    The …

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An Invitation for the IOS Community to Weigh In! NIH Comparative Genomics Resource Listening Sessions on September 21, 2022 at 12pm

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is undertaking a project to facilitate reliable comparative genomics analyses for all eukaryotic organisms. The Comparative Genomics Resource (CGR) is a National Library of Medicine (NLM) project to establish an interoperable suite of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) repositories and knowledgebases offering high-value data, tools, and interfaces compatible with …

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