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PGRP Solicitation NSF 18-579 has been released!

The new Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) Solicitation (NSF 18-579) is now available online! PGRP is still on no deadline and submissions are welcome at any time. The program will continue to emphasize cutting-edge, genome-scale plant research on biological questions of fundamental, economic and societal importance as well as tool/technology development; however, there are some …

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UPDATE 8/31/18: All three IOS Solicitations are now Available Online! See this post for details

Update on No-Deadline Solicitation: IOS No Deadline Solicitation Update 8/31/2018 We announced in October 2017 that BIO would implement a "no-deadline" full proposals submission in 2018 and that all four divisions would release new solicitations in mid-2018 (for more information on no-deadlines, check out the Dear Colleague Letter and associated FAQs). It's mid-August and I …

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NEW PGRP Solicitation coming this summer!

The Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) solicitation NSF 16-614  is currently under revision, with the expected release of a new solicitation in mid to late summer. The current solicitation will not accept applications after June 8, 2018. The revised PGRP solicitation will begin accepting proposals on a rolling deadline as soon as it is released. …

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Rules of Life: Dear Colleague Letter: Deadlines Announced

The Directorate for Biological Sciences released a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) Rules of life (RoL): Forecasting and Emergence in Living Systems (FELS) that will solicit research proposals that can forecast the direction and dynamics of change in living systems. The DCL describes the opportunity to identify areas where such rules may exist, to catalyze …

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Ask a PD: Initial Questions About No Deadline Submission

 In early October, BIO released a Dear Colleague Letter (and associated FAQs) announcing that all its divisions including IOS will move to a “no deadlines” review process when new solicitations are released end of summer 2018. Since then we have received many questions about the process from panelists, by email and by phone that were not covered …

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External Report from Abt on Preliminary Proposals

In 2012, IOS and DEB (the Division of Environmental Biology) instituted major changes to the proposal submission process, piloting a program now well known as the preliminary proposal system.  DEB and IOS switched to an annual submission deadline, capped the number of proposals a PI can submit at two, and required a four-page preliminary proposal be …

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New PGRP Solicitation

Proposal submission - any day, any time As you may have heard, IOS recently made some changes to the Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP). The new PGRP solicitation (NSF 16-614) was released on 28 September, 2016. You will find it includes a few changes, as well as some familiar opportunities and some new offerings. The changes include relaxed submission …

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