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Find out more about programs of interest!

Interested in BIO programs? Not sure what it takes to submit a proposal? Have questions? Teams representing the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program, Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program, and the Arctic Research Program all have upcoming Webinars that may be of interest to you! Scroll down for more info on each program and how …

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Learn More About a New IOS Solicitation! Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet (22-513)

BIO’s new solicitation, Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC), calls for proposals focused on understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of organismal response to climate change to improve our ability to predict and to mitigate maladaptive biological responses to rapidly changing environments and to facilitate organismal adaptation and persistence. Full Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022 In particular, …

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New BIO Opportunity: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) Solicitation NSF 22-500 

BRC-BIO is a new solicitation intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive and resourced institutions.  Some key information from the solicitation:   Primary investigators must hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or tenure-track equivalent) position as an assistant professor …

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Ideas Lab: Dark Dimensions of the RNA Regulome (D2R2)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences has released a solicitation (22-510) calling for participants in an in-person week-long (June 13-17, 2022) Ideas Lab that will explore novel and creative approaches to extend our understanding of the diverse, growing universe of non-coding RNAs. With insight into the function of micro-RNAs and small-interfering RNAs rapidly expanding, the function …

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REPOST: Upcoming NSF Merit Review Survey

REPOST from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences Dear Colleagues,  Next week, recent NSF applicants and reviewers will be emailed a survey link to provide feedback on their experience with the merit review process. Eligible individuals will be those who have submitted and/or reviewed proposals between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020. Results from this …

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Check out these solicitation updates! 

As a new fiscal year approaches NSF often makes updates to existing solicitations. Be sure to use the most up to date version of any solicitation to which you intend to submit.  Some recent updates in the BIO Directorate and others of interest to the IOS community are below in order of upcoming submission deadlines.    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (21-602) The purpose of the NSF …

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity! Special VOH October 26th in the BIO Directorate!

Changes to the PAPPG for PIs and SROs Join the Directorate for Biological Sciences for a BIO-wide Virtual Office Hour on the changes in the new NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 22-1), which became effective on October 4, 2021. 3:00 PM Eastern Time on October 26, 2021 Representatives from NSF's …

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Farewell to IOS Science Assistant and IOS Blog Member Donaven McLaurin

IOS is sad to announce the departure of Donaven McLaurin, the science assistant for all of IOS. Donaven’s happy and chipper personality will be dearly missed within our community. His scientific knowledge during panels was greatly appreciated as it helped encourage and advance conversation between panelists. As an IOS blog member, Donaven’s bright ideas helped …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2021 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The slides are available here. The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 16, 2021 providing information about the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) program. We were joined by program directors from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in our discussion. The PRFB solicitation (NSF 21-614) was recently …

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Learn More About EEID 

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID)   Full Proposal Deadline is Nov 24, 2021 Is your research focused on factors that contribute to the transmission of infectious disease?  If so, you should definitely have a look at the latest version of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) solicitation, NSF 21-609. This is a long-standing BIO-based program that focuses on an integrative understanding of transmission dynamics of …

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