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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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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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IOS Virtual Office Hours June edition: CAREER Proposal Guidance and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 18, 2020 providing overviews of the CAREER program (NSF 20-525) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. UPDATE: In light of difficulties many are facing due to COVID-19 NSF has extended the CAREER proposal submission deadline to Tuesday, August 11, …

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HBCU Excellence in Research Q&A Sessions

REPOST: This information was originally shared by our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Are you an investigator at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Are you curious which programs at NSF support research like yours? Are you interested in applying to or learning more about the HBCU-EiR program? Program Officers representing …

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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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