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 mid-year in 2018. Since then we have received many questions about the process from panelists, by email and by phone that were not …

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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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