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GRFP 2020 Applicant Webinar Information Notice

**For applicants interested in pursuing a Graduate Research Fellowship the Program Directors of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions.  Please see the schedule below for dates, times, and registration information.  Remember, applications for the Life Sciences (e.g., Biology) is October 21st, 2019.** Dear …

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Re-integrating Biology Town Halls

Register for the upcoming Reintegrating Biology Virtual Town Hall, which will take place the week of September 16, 2019. Reposted on behalf of our colleagues from the Office of the Assistant Director. “Biology has the goal of understanding the processes that generate and sustain life.  Despite this unifying principle, the actual practice of modern biology …

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Now Hiring: Deputy Division Director!

Re-posted from our DEB colleagues: https://debblog.nsfbio.com/2019/07/01/now-hiring-deputy-division-director/ The Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation is seeking a Deputy Division Director for the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position within the Federal government, which can be filled as either a Federal employee, or as a rotator (Intergovernmental Personnel …

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NSF Needs Your Help with The Idea Machine!

The National Science Foundation (NSF) received more than 800 idea submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea Machine competition. Entries were judged and 33 are still in the running for the grand prize. Now, we need YOU to help NSF determine which entries will advance to the next stage by watching entrants' video pitches and commenting …

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Reminder: Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1st

This is a reminder that the deadline for the Integration Institutes Request for Information is Friday, March 1st. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. Through this request for information, the BIO Directorate is seeking high-level ideas from the …

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A Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)

We are pleased to announce that a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) has been released, and will be effective for proposals submitted on or after February 25, 2019. Some significant changes in this PAPPG NSF 19-1 include: Addition of Research.gov as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file …

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[CANCELLED]: IOS EDGE Webinar: January 10, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a live webinar about the Enabling Discovery Through Genomic Tools (EDGE) program.  Following a brief presentation, program directors will be available to answer questions from participants. EDGE was established in 2016 to support the development …

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Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1

The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences has published a Dear Colleague Letter seeking ideas from the community on Integration Institutes for cross-cutting biology. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. This is not a call …

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Statement from the Acting Assistant Director for Biological Sciences on proposal submission limits

In August, the BIO directorate released new solicitations to its proposal submission process to eliminate deadlines and limit the number of proposals that could be submitted to a given division annually by a PI or co-PI. As BIO was receiving far more worthy proposals than it has money to support, this submission cap was established …

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