Repost from MCB – NSF releases call for cross-disciplinary teams to investigate AI to Advance Biology

Our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) have written a post detailing a new solicitation for National Artificial Intelligence (AI), see below. NSF has released a new solicitation for National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes (NSF 20-604). The solicitation involves multiple NSF Directorates, including BIO, other federal agencies, and corporations such …

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Repost from DBI – New Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation is Live!

Our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) have written a post announcing the updated Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) solicitation. See below for the link to the post: https://dbiblog.nsfbio.com/2020/08/21/new-postdoctoral-research-fellowships-in-biology-prfb-solicitation-is-live/  

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IOS has Changed the Name of one of its Programs

Program Name Change: The Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) Program is replacing the Symbiosis, Defense and Self-Recognition Program. The name change was made to more accurately reflect the research that the program supports. Proposals focused on research into the processes and mechanisms mediating antagonistic or beneficial interactions within and between viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes (with the exception of plants) …

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Recent Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Relevant to IOS Science

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The NAP publishes more than 200 reports a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently researched information on important matters in science and health policy. Many of these reports …

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Updates on proposal procedures and submission deadlines:

The new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG: NSF 20-1) went into effect on June 1, 2020. However, the changes outlined in this new edition for the required Current & Pending Support (C&P) and the Biographical Sketch documents will go into effect for any proposals submitted on or after October 5, 2020. For …

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August 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 August IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held August 20, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF and we’ll move on …

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Farewell to two members of the IOS team, Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham and Program Assistant Stephanie Roach!

We’ve learned that no matter how long people stay at NSF, they always leave a huge impact! This summer, we reluctantly say goodbye to two staff members: Program Assistant Stephanie Roach and Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham. Both Stephanie and Ashley contributed significantly to the IOS team. We are sorry to see them go, but we …

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HBCU-EiR Q&A Recap

Repost from Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Program Officers representing each division in BIO hosted two online informational sessions on July 1st and July 14th to help answer questions about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) program. “The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program …

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Farewell to two rotating* Program Directors in IOS, Kelly Dawe and Brad Day!

Summer often brings farewells in IOS as rotating Program Directors return to their academic institutions. In the past few weeks, IOS has said goodbye to two outstanding rotators and scientists, Drs. Kelly Dawe and Brad Day. We thank them for their exceptional service to NSF and the research community! Kelly Dawe joined IOS in 2019 …

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July Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): Grant Preparation Tips

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The July IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held July 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, and will offer information about grant preparation tips, and other topics to consider during proposal preparation, …

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