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New Requirement: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning June 1, 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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May Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): I-Corps, GOALI, SBIR and STTR programs

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The May IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held May 21st from 1pm-2pm EDT. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF, as well as the discussion …

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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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NSF is currently open virtually!

We are reaching out during these difficult times to convey that NSF is currently open, but we are largely operating on-line in the virtual environment.   We understand the impact of academic and community closures on all sectors of society, including your research, educational, and personal activities. Through agency and divisional planning and exceptional IT support, …

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Recap: BIO-wide Office Hours

Re-post from BIO BUZZ (Directorate for Biological Sciences - BIO) Recap: BIO-wide Office Hours BIO Virtual Office Hours Slides The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) held a series of four virtual office hours during the week of March 30 to provide an opportunity for researchers from across the biological sciences to ask concerns about the …

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NSF STEM Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge

Have you been the recipient of NSF funding for a project that included partnerships for increasing diversity and inclusion in the STEM workforce? Want to win one of (4) $2,500 Expert’s Choice Awards or one of (2) $1250 People’s Choice Awards AND be featured on various NSF platforms? The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you …

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BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours

As you may have seen, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Assistant Director Joanne Tornow, PhD, wrote to the biological sciences community to share information about NSF’s current operations in light of COVID-19 and provide guidance to current awardees. In that letter, Dr. Tornow noted that BIO staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF …

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March Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS): IMAGiNE and PlantSynthBio DCLs

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The March IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held March 19th from 1pm-2pm EST.  This Office Hour will include discussion of two recent Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs) NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment and NSF …

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Repost: DCL: Developing and Supporting the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) User Community

Our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology have written a post detail the new Dear Colleague Letter for the NEON program. More detailing  about the DCL can be found here (NSF 20-033). NEON completed construction and became fully operational in early 2019.  The NSF BIO Directorate has issued a Dear Colleague letter expanding on its interest …

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Repost from OAD: Reintegrating Biology Workshop Series Outcomes

The BIO Directorate considers integrative approaches to understanding life’s key innovations as essential for understanding the full diversity of mechanisms regulating fundamental biological processes. The Reintegrating Biology series of workshops) included a combination of virtual and in-person events and provided a venue for the broader biological community to discuss the opportunities and challenges for integrating …

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