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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/  

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IOS has Changed the Name of one of its Programs

Program Name Change: The Symbiosis, Infection and Immunity (SII) Program is replacing the Symbiosis, Defense and Self-Recognition Program. The name change was made to more accurately reflect the research that the program supports. Proposals focused on research into the processes and mechanisms mediating antagonistic or beneficial interactions within and between viruses, prokaryotes, and eukaryotes (with the exception of plants) …

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Recent Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Relevant to IOS Science

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The NAP publishes more than 200 reports a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently researched information on important matters in science and health policy. Many of these reports …

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August Virtual Office Hour with The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The August IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held August 20, 2020 from 1pm-2pm EST. This Office Hour will include discussion of recent solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters that have been announced by NSF and we’ll move on …

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