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Did you miss it? April 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: BIO-LEAPS

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on April 21st, 2022 where we spoke about the Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS, NSF 22-542). Program officers active in this opportunity visited to discuss and answer questions that the audience had. BIO-LEAPS aims …

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Learn more! Updates in the 2022 CAREER Program Solicitation

A new CAREER Program solicitation has been released. A few changes from previous years appear in the 2022 edition: The submission deadline for all Directorates is the 4th Wednesday of July at 5:00 pm local time. This year that is July 27, 2022.The purpose of the departmental chair letter has been clarified, emphasizing it serves …

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Check out this new opportunity to make international connections

DCL: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Awardees  Submission Timeline: At least 3 months prior to the proposed visit, but no later than  May 27, 2022 for funding using Fiscal Year  2022 funds.  The NSF has just published a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) inviting the community to apply for supplements to existing NSF awards, …

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Insights from Inside IOS (I3): What to do with a not-so-positive proposal review

We’ve all been there. Submitted what we thought was an amazing proposal, only to have a panel of reviewers find fault with it. So, what do you as the proposal Principal Investigator do now?   Many Program Directors (PDs) have submitted proposals that were rejected before they joined NSF. We all feel that neither getting a …

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Building Intentionally Diverse Teams via RCN 

While collaboration is key to innovation, most scientists receive little or no formal training in how to work together.  Instead, many of us rely on interpersonal intuition to build a lab team.  Conferences extend the reach of the lab, and, if one can meet and connect with the right people, then labs can work together. …

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Did you miss it? January 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Organismal Response to Climate Change

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on January 20, 2022 providing information on the Organismal Response to Climate Change solicitation (ORCC; 22-513). The slides are available HERE The ORCC opportunity encourages integrative, cross-disciplinary research that examines the organismal mechanisms that underlie adaptive or maladaptive responses to environmental factors associated …

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Do you know what to report in Current and Pending Support and elsewhere?

Check out the guidance table from NSF’s Policy OfficeNSF has issued an updated version of the table entitled NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support. The updated table, dated January 10, 2022, clarifies what information is expected in the Biographical Sketch, Current and Pending support, Facilities document, …

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Did you miss it? December 2021 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Mid-Career Advancement

The slides are available HERE  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on 16 December 2021 providing information on the Mid-Career Advancement solicitation (MCA, NSF 21-516). We were joined by program directors who work directly on this funding opportunity. The MCA funding opportunity focuses on researchers at the Associate Professor …

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Did you know NSF Supports Entrepreneurs?

There are funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for those individuals who are entrepreneurial inclined! If you have an idea that needs seed funding for early-stage product development, NSF’s America’s Seed Fund can assist with that. This Fund – which seeks to foster innovation and to help create businesses and jobs – …

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Did you miss it? November 2021 Virtual Office Hours Recap – Part II

Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP) The slides are available HERE The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 18, 2021 providing information on the new Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences (RaMP, NSF 22-506). We were joined by program directors who work directly …

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