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From The AD: New Funding Opportunities for Understanding the Rules of Life

Dear Colleagues, BIO is excited to announce to the biological sciences community two new funding opportunities under the Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL) Big Idea: 1) Epigenetics and 2) Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (MTM). The URoL Big Idea seeks to create a new paradigm at the convergence of science, engineering, and technology that will elucidate theoretical frameworks (rules) to enable prediction of …

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IOS Scientists are named MacArthur Fellows!

The MacArthur Foundation recently awarded  26 talented individuals with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also called the MacArthur “Genius” award. Ranging from artists to scientists, these Fellows were selected as exceptionally creative and dedicated individuals who will contribute to society in long-lasting ways through their discoveries and creative activities. As explained by John Palfrey, President of …

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Repost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes Webinar

On behalf of our colleagues in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), BIO Buzz recently posted about an approaching webinar about the new Solicitation (NSF 20-508) for Biology Integration Institutes posted below. For more information, please go directly to the BIO Buzz Blog to see the original post. "Please join us for the upcoming webinar about the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) …

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November Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The November IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held November 21st from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recently announced solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters, including the Biology Integration Institutes and Understanding the Rules of …

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Repost: New BIO Funding Opportunity for the Reintegration of Biology

On behalf of our colleagues over in the Office of the Assistant Director,  BIO Buzz Blog recently posted about the new funding opportunity for Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508  posted below. Supporting fundamental biological research that takes an integrative approach to understanding life’s key innovations is a priority for the BIO Directorate. Despite biology’s unifying goal of …

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Graduate Research Fellowship Program – call for Reviewers!

If you, or someone you know in the Biological Sciences has an interest in serving as a reviewer for a National Science Foundation program, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program needs reviewers.  Please register at: https://nsfgrfp.org/panelist_info/registration You will be asked to create a registration and outline your research area/interests so that you can be assigned applications …

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Re-integrating Biology Town Halls

Register for the upcoming Reintegrating Biology Virtual Town Hall, which will take place the week of September 16, 2019. Reposted on behalf of our colleagues from the Office of the Assistant Director. “Biology has the goal of understanding the processes that generate and sustain life.  Despite this unifying principle, the actual practice of modern biology …

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Next Steps for NEON

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has recently become fully operational making 179 environmental data products freely available! NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 19-080) that announced an intent  to compete management of future operation and maintenance of the network. You can read the full story on BIO BUZZ, BIO’s Office of the Assistant …

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2019 IOS Quarterly Conferences Update: June-September

Program representatives of the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) will be attending various conferences and meetings throughout this quarter. This will provide opportunities for conversations with Program Directors regarding activities in IOS, across the Directorate for Biological Sciences, and about funding opportunities at NSF, in general. The table below provides a listing of the …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours: June 20, 2019 at 1 pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) has now had two Virtual Office Hours, one on April 18th, and the other on May 16th, 2019. Our next Virtual Office Hour will be on June 20th, 2019, at 1 pm EST.  The upcoming Office Hour will have a focused discussion about the CAREER funding opportunity. Program …

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