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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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Farewell to Rosetta Rhine IOS Program Support Manager* and Farewell to rotating** Program Director, Clifford Weil!

IOS would like to take this opportunity to thank Rosetta Rhine for her 11-year service and to bid her farewell. Rosetta has been a valued member of the IOS team as the Program Support Manager, supervisor of the IOS support team. Rosetta was appreciated in the division for her leadership abilities and for doing a …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology To promote integration across biological subdisciplines, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has released a revised solicitation (NSF 20-601) under the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program.                                 The program, launched this year, supports collaborative teams investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. BII …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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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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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/