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REPOST: Webinar Announced for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and Thursday, November 5, 2020, NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)-1 funding opportunity (NSF 21-505).  The Mid-scale RI Big Idea is intended to provides an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research …

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Two Solicitations of Interest to the IOS Community

Two solicitations have been issued by NSF recently that are relevant to members of our IOS community.  Read more about them below. Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Update For investigators who are at, or who have a collaborator at, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) please be aware that the HSI program has updated their solicitation …

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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program – Competition 2021

The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program calls for proposals to the 2021 competition.  AccelNet supports linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad focused on grand research challenges that require significant international coordination.  Awards support coordination activities to promote synergy of efforts across networks and professional development activities to prepare the …

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Recent Dear Colleague Letters of Interest to the IOS Community

We’d like to bring your attention to two different Dear Colleague Letters* (DCL) that were issued recently by NSF. The first DCL focuses on Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN). This supplemental funding opportunity provides training opportunities to graduate students already supported by NSF grants to “develop skills that prepare them to be successful …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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REPOST: BIO RENEWS COLLABORATION WITH UKRI/BBSRC

Photo credit: agsandrew/Shutterstock.com A repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is renewing its collaboration with the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), described in Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 20-118. Titled “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead …

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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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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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