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REPOST: New Funding Opportunity: Predicting future pandemics to protect our health, communities, and economy – Bio Buzz

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. Predicting and preventing pandemics that have not yet happened is the focus of a new funding opportunity from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines — including those across the biological sciences — are invited to submit proposals to develop multidisciplinary research centers that can address the complex challenges involved in forecasting and avoiding future pandemic-scale outbreaks. The Predictive Intelligence …

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IOS would like to congratulate the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2021

The National Academy of Sciences announced on April 26th the election of 120 members. Of those, 59 are women – the most elected in a single year. Many of the newly elected members have been supported at some time in their career by grants from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and, in particular, the …

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Farewell to IOS Program Specialists Maya Anderson and Nancy Arce

IOS would like to bid farewell to Maya Anderson and thank her for being part of the IOS team for more than two decades.  Maya worked as a Program Specialist in IOS supporting multiple clusters and programs. She has been a remarkable colleague and friend to many! She brings a calm and supportive presence to …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours April 2021 Edition: Visit from The Division of Biological Infrastructure

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) recently held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) with contributions by program directors from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI). The Division of Biological Infrastructure invests in the development and enhancement of biological research resources, human capital, and biology centers to support advances in all areas of biological research. …

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Join Us in Congratulating Christina M. Grozinger!

Dr. Christina M. Grozinger, Pennsylvania State University received the 2021 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences.  A leading social insect biologist, Dr. Grozinger integrates research, education, outreach, and service in her work regarding the biology and health of honeybees and other pollinators. She has expanded our understanding of how bee stressors—including pathogens, parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition, climate change, and extreme weather effects—affect bees. The work …

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Repost – 7 Cool NSF-Funded Robots That Are Advancing Science And Helping Society

Whether microscopic or human-sized, inspired by tree-dwelling mammals or pasta, the family of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded robots captures the incredible innovation possible with cross-disciplinary collaboration across STEM fields. The critical research NSF supports enables advances in the physical aspects of robotic systems and how they "think" and understand the world around them. Scientists and …

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Now Hiring: Temporary Program Director in Integrative Ecological Physiology Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is searching for a temporary program director (rotator) in the Integrative Ecological Physiology (IEP) Program within the Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems, with a flexible start date of August 2021 to 2023. Rotators typically join NSF on a short-term basis (1-3 years) and contribute to making proposal funding recommendations, …

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The Process of Co-Review – A Peek Behind The Curtain

Although most proposals are submitted to a specific program in IOS, some proposals are co-reviewed by two or more programs. Co-review continues to be common due to the interdisciplinary nature of IOS science and also because the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has emphasized the importance of integrating across sub-disciplines in biology. Please see our IOS blog repost on co-review for more details and keep reading if you want a refresher.    A few elements to keep in …

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Repost: Fourth Interdisciplinary Workshop in Series on Pandemic Prediction and Prevention Approaching

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Engineering (ENG); Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have jointly supported a series of interdisciplinary workshops to engage …

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REPOST: NSF 101: 5 tips on how to work with an NSF program officer

Repost from our colleagues at Science Matters. Are you an undergraduate student thinking about how to get funding for graduate school? An early-career researcher looking to launch your new lab? An established researcher with dozens of years of funding from NSF under your belt? Whatever the phase of your research career, it is a good …

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