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May Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): I-Corps, GOALI, SBIR and STTR programs

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The May IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held May 21st from 1pm-2pm EDT. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, as well as the discussion …

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research Workshops

HBCU-EiR Workshop Registration Form There are unique opportunities at NSF for investigators at one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). One of these, the HBCU-Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) solicitation (NSF 20-542), is designed to help increase research capacity at HBCU’s by funding research in individual investigator’s labs and supporting inclusion of graduate …

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April Virtual Office Hours Recap: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) – Updated solicitation!

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on April 16, 2020 focused on the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) that has a recently updated solicitation (NSF 20-525). CAREER is an Agency-wide opportunity with some unique specifications for proposals submitted to this opportunity. There is now a single due date …

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Tips and Key Notes for Writing Annual Reports! (With advice during the time of COVID-19)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 Imagine this experience: You’ve received your first (or another) NSF award and all is going well so far. Then, at 9 months in, you receive an automated notice from NSF saying: “Your annual report for NSF award IOS-1234567 is now due.” Surprised, and perhaps a bit panicked, you wonder: …

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April 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 April IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held April 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of CAREER proposals, solicitations, and Dear Colleague Letters recently released by NSF. This will be followed by time to ask questions about CAREER proposals, COVID-19, or any other NSF topics of interest. Join us …

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NSF STEM Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge

Have you been the recipient of NSF funding for a project that included partnerships for increasing diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce? Want to win one of (4) $2,500 Expert’s Choice Awards or one of (2) $1250 People’s Choice Awards AND be featured on various NSF platforms? The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you …

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NSF Science Community Outreach Survey

Image above from pilot video: The National Science Foundation is looking for input to communicate better with the scientific community, in terms of content (funding opportunities, research news, etc.) and method of delivery (email, web, social media). Your input is valuable as this helps NSF curate content to your preferences and improves two-way engagement with …

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Investigating the Rules of Life

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks to support research that spans the traditional subdisciplines of biology to address broad and fundamental questions that advance discovery of general principles operating across all levels of life, from subcellular systems to ecosystems. To promote this type of integrative research, all four BIO divisions – including IOS – …

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Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving and Funding Opportunities

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to all in the IOS-supported research communities! And just in case you need a "break" from all the festivities, here are links to recently released solicitations that describe new funding opportunities you might be interested in: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508 Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics NSF 20-512 …

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From The AD: New Funding Opportunities for Understanding the Rules of Life

Dear Colleagues, BIO is excited to announce to the biological sciences community two new funding opportunities under the Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL) Big Idea: 1) Epigenetics and 2) Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (MTM). The URoL Big Idea seeks to create a new paradigm at the convergence of science, engineering, and technology that will elucidate theoretical frameworks (rules) to enable prediction of …

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