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Farewell to IOS Program Director and IOS Blog Member Paulyn Cartwright

IOS is sad to announce the farewell of Paulyn Cartwright, a Program Director for the Developmental Systems Program. Paulyn has left a strong mark on the IOS community through her enthusiastic, go-getter attitude. She has worked with other Program Directors to navigate and manage multiple Developmental Systems panels. As a faculty member of the University …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours July 2021 Edition: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

On July 15th 2021, IOS held our monthly Virtual Office Hour and the focus this month was on the NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT 21-536),in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The goal of the NRT program is to develop innovative models for graduate training (both master’s and doctoral degree programs) in interdisciplinary and …

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Repost: BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for ESA

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Please join NSF Program Officers from the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) on Wednesday August 11th anytime from 11 am to 2 pm Eastern time for an informal question and answer session. Be sure and register in advance …

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Farewell to IOS Division Director Donal Manahan

IOS would like to take the opportunity to say farewell to Dr. Donal Manahan, who is returning to the University of Southern California where he is a Professor of Biological Sciences. Donal’s time as Division Director for IOS was marked by his tireless support and enthusiasm for the IOS research community. He enthusiastically performed outreach …

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Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS)

The BIORETS solicitation (NSF 21-584) seeks proposals that provide research experiences for groups of teachers in fields supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The research experiences are intended to be translated into curricular changes that have long-term impact on science education and encourage students to enter STEM-related professions. A BIORETS project should provide …

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REPOST: New Funding Opportunity: Predicting future pandemics to protect our health, communities, and economy – Bio Buzz

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. Predicting and preventing pandemics that have not yet happened is the focus of a new funding opportunity from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines — including those across the biological sciences — are invited to submit proposals to develop multidisciplinary research centers that can address the complex challenges involved in forecasting and avoiding future pandemic-scale outbreaks. The Predictive Intelligence …

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IOS would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2021

The National Academy of Sciences announced on April 26th the election of 120 members. Of those, 59 are women – the most elected in a single year. Many of the newly elected members have been supported at some time in their career by grants from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and, in particular, the …

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Farewell to IOS Program Specialists Maya Anderson and Nancy Arce

IOS would like to bid farewell to Maya Anderson and thank her for being part of the IOS team for more than two decades.  Maya worked as a Program Specialist in IOS supporting multiple clusters and programs. She has been a remarkable colleague and friend to many! She brings a calm and supportive presence to …

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Repost – Update: New COVID-19 Response to Support Post-Baccs

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences and that the COVID-19 pandemic has denied many undergraduates – especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM – such a research experience, whether it was to be supported …

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