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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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RePost: BIO Welcomes New Division Director in IOS

We hope to give a more thorough introduction in the near future, but in the meantime, please welcome our New Division Director Dr. Denise Dearing! RePost from BIO Buzz: I am pleased to welcome Dr. Denise Dearing to BIO as the new Division Director in our Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS). Dr. Dearing joins …

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Don’t miss it! Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) Virtual Office Hour Monday 8/22/2022

Program Officers will be hosting a virtual office hour to introduce PACSP, a new program in conservation research and practice, and answer questions from prospective PIs. Please register via the program page or by using this link. The objective of the PACSP program is to support conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution …

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Did you know? There are new opportunities to support U.S. – U.K. collaborations!

NSF has released a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Research Collaborations between U.S. NSF and the U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI). The DCL, NSF 22-107, details how the NSF and the UKRI have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to encourage collaboration between U.S. and U.K. researchers. This DCL provides information, including topic …

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Learn more about the Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program!

Full Proposal Deadline is October 11, 2022 As you may have heard, BIO recently launched the new Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) program. PACSP focuses on urgent biodiversity conservation problems and seeks to support research that will make significant and impactful progress in advancing conservation science and practice in the U.S. The …

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IOS Program Directors Attending 2022 Summer Conferences!

Summer is the time for scientific conferences, and your IOS Program Directors (PDs) are attending several. Depending on the conference, PDs will have different levels of engagement but the goal at any conference is for PDs to meet members of the scientific community – just like you. PDs may be giving talks in sessions on …

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RePost: MCB announces a funding opportunity for building synthetic microbial communities for biology

We wanted to make sure you didn't miss this news from MCB... also announced on the DEB blog. In recent years, researchers have assembled synthetic microbial communities that have novel compositions, genetics, and phenotypes, and they have used these communities to address both fundamental biological questions and a range of societal problems. To support such …

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Re-Post: MCB ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR A NEW SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR SCIENCES

Re-Post from our colleagues at MCB... In recent decades, the biological sciences have experienced an unprecedented growth in data as a result of new experimental technologies, advances in computational power, and big data approaches to research. There are, however, many barriers to making full use of available datasets. Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation To …

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Did you know? HBCU-EiR Deadline Approaching!  

Letters of intent for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program are due July 28, 2022. The EiR program supports capacity building at both public and private HBCUs by funding research projects that align with NSF’s research programs. By supporting these projects, EiR seeks to promote stronger connections between researchers …

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Learn about important changes in the revised Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) Program Solicitation (NSF 22-603)!

Next Full Proposal Submission Window is February 1 – March 1, 2023 We would like to bring to your attention the release of the revised Mid-Career Advancement Solicitation. The MCA program offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the mid-career stage (see restrictions under Eligibility Information in the solicitation) to substantively enhance and advance …

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