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Did you miss it? The Partnership to Advance Conservation Science and Practice (PACSP) Webinar Highlights 

PACSP hosted a program Webinar on 22 Aug 2022.  The webinar featured some highlights of the program solicitation followed by Program Directors answering questions from the audience.  A recording of the slide presentation shown at the webinar is available from the PACSP Program page. Some of the questions posed via email are answered below.   Will …

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Did you miss it? July 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Grant preparation tips and pitfalls.

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on July 21st, 2022 providing information on current solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters of potential interest to the community as well as tips and pitfalls to keep in mind when preparing a proposal for NSF.  Some important tips …

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Did you miss it? June 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Collaborative Research Opportunities within NSF

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 16th, 2022 providing information about: Research Coordination Networks (RCNs) RCN-Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO)   Submission of collaborative core research proposals Program officers active in these opportunities and representatives from other IOS …

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Did you miss it? May 2022 Virtual Office Hours Recap: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

The slides are available here.  The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on May 19th, 2022, providing information on the recently revised CAREER solicitation (Faculty Early Career Development Program, NSF 22-586). Program officers active in this opportunity and representatives from all IOS core programs attended to talk about and answer …

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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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