IOS Virtual Office Hours October 2020 Edition: Biology Integration Institutes

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on October 15, 2020 focused on the Biology Integration Institutes (BII; NSF 20-601) solicitation.  Many excellent questions were asked, and they are summarized here:  Is there an expectation that a BII proposal be multi-institutional as well as multi-disciplinary? - There is no expectation …

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Demo Site for Research.gov Proposal Preparation Now Available

We are pleased to announce that NSF has launched the Research.gov proposal preparation demonstration site. The new demo site provides an opportunity for Principal Investigators (PI) to create Research.gov proposals prior to submitting proposals for review in the Proposal Submission System. Research.gov demo site features: Initiating Research proposals (other proposal types will be added to …

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REPOST: Webinar Announced for Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Wednesday, November 4, 2020 and Thursday, November 5, 2020, NSF will host outreach webinars with information about the Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure (Mid-scale RI)-1 funding opportunity (NSF 21-505).  The Mid-scale RI Big Idea is intended to provides an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research …

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Two Solicitations of Interest to the IOS Community

Two solicitations have been issued by NSF recently that are relevant to members of our IOS community.  Read more about them below. Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Program Update For investigators who are at, or who have a collaborator at, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) please be aware that the HSI program has updated their solicitation …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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Farewell to Rosetta Rhine IOS Program Support Manager* and Farewell to rotating** Program Director, Clifford Weil!

IOS would like to take this opportunity to thank Rosetta Rhine for her 11-year service and to bid her farewell. Rosetta has been a valued member of the IOS team as the Program Support Manager, supervisor of the IOS support team. Rosetta was appreciated in the division for her leadership abilities and for doing a …

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Finding the Managing Program Director for your Award

We encourage investigators to contact the managing Program Director for their awards if they have any questions about supplements, annual or final reports, budgets, or other post-award processes.  If you need contact information, there are several ways to find the information: 1) Look up your award in Research.gov – as you might do when preparing …

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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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