Updated Data Management Plan Guidance for BIO Investigators

The Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) for the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has posted an updated version of the guidance for Data Management Plans (DMPs) required in proposals. The updated guidance can be found on the BIO web pages under “Additional Resources” or directly at https://www.nsf.gov/bio/biodmp.jsp. The site notes that “Each DMP should …

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NSF-Simons centers search for the Rules of Life

A recent special issue of Current Opinions in Genetics and Development was edited by Richard Carthew, Director of Northwestern University’s Center for Quantitative Biology, one of the four NSF-Simons Foundation Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems. The theme of the issue is Quantitative Approaches to Study Development, and it includes reviews from 13 …

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IOS Congratulates Newly Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2020!

Among the 2020 class of National Academy members are nine who have received IOS support at some point in their research careers. Recognized for their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," these individuals join the more than 2,400 active members and 500 foreign associates of the Academy: Ainsworth, Elizabeth - Research Leader, USDA ARS …

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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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IOS Scientists are named MacArthur Fellows!

The MacArthur Foundation recently awarded  26 talented individuals with a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, also called the MacArthur “Genius” award. Ranging from artists to scientists, these Fellows were selected as exceptionally creative and dedicated individuals who will contribute to society in long-lasting ways through their discoveries and creative activities. As explained by John Palfrey, President of …

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Science Nation Spotlight on IOS-funded Investigators

Science Nation, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) online magazine, highlights the work of biologists Karin and David Pfennig of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill funded by Integrative Organismal Systems and Division of Environmental Biology  (see the awards here: 1753865  ; 1643239 ; 1555520). This new video outlines the intriguing outcomes from the Pfennig’s work …

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PGRP-funded Investigators Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Their Fields

The Integrative Organismal Systems Division's (IOS) Plant Genome Research Program (PGRP) wishes to congratulate these investigators who recently were recognized for their scientific achievements. Dr. Edward S. Buckler (Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS and Adjunct Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics at the Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University) was awarded the 2017 NAS Prize in Food and …

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