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Meet TIP, the newest NSF Directorate!

In March, NSF announced the first new directorate in decades, the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships or TIP. TIP will serve to advance use-inspired and translational research in all fields of science and engineering with the intention of accelerating breakthroughs in critical and emerging technologies and giving rise to new industries which will help …

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RePost: Upcoming Webinar: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

Please join the Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program for a webinar on Tuesday, May 10th, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. BRC-BIO is a new NSF program intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation …

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Learn more! Updates in the 2022 CAREER Program Solicitation

A new CAREER Program solicitation has been released. A few changes from previous years appear in the 2022 edition: The submission deadline for all Directorates is the 4th Wednesday of July at 5:00 pm local time. This year that is July 27, 2022.The purpose of the departmental chair letter has been clarified, emphasizing it serves …

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Repost: BIO hosts annual HBCU-EIR proposal writing workshops

Sharing this announcement from our colleagues at MCB. On June 7 and June 13, program directors from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will be hosting two proposal writing workshops geared toward faculty members who teach and conduct research at HBCUs. The proposal writing workshop includes information on the basics of merit review as well …

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Repost: NSF Convergence Accelerator Announces New Tracks with Potential for Biology

Repost from our colleagues at NSF's Biology Directorate BIO Buzz. The NSF Convergence Accelerator program addresses national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the program seeks to transition basic research and discovery into practice—to solve high-impact …

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Insights from Inside IOS (I3): Suggesting Reviewers or non-Reviewers for your proposal

As we posted in the announcements section, we’re starting a series of blog posts designed to give you the inside scoop on the thoughts of Program Directors (PDs) within IOS. We’re calling this series “Insights from Inside IOS” or “I3.”  The purpose of the series is to discuss a variety of subjects related to submitting …

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Repost: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges

We are sharing this event announcement from our NSF colleagues. We need your help to 'hack' the Rules of Life – to deepen our understanding and consider how those Rules might be used to tackle pressing societal challenges. In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of 'Big Ideas,' 10 bold, long-term research …

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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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