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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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Farewell to two members of the IOS team, Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham and Program Assistant Stephanie Roach!

We’ve learned that no matter how long people stay at NSF, they always leave a huge impact! This summer, we reluctantly say goodbye to two staff members: Program Assistant Stephanie Roach and Science Assistant Ashley Le-Pham. Both Stephanie and Ashley contributed significantly to the IOS team. We are sorry to see them go, but we …

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HBCU-EiR Q&A Recap

Repost from Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) Program Officers representing each division in BIO hosted two online informational sessions on July 1st and July 14th to help answer questions about the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU- EiR) program. “The Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research (HBCU-EiR) program …

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Farewell to two rotating* Program Directors in IOS, Kelly Dawe and Brad Day!

Summer often brings farewells in IOS as rotating Program Directors return to their academic institutions. In the past few weeks, IOS has said goodbye to two outstanding rotators and scientists, Drs. Kelly Dawe and Brad Day. We thank them for their exceptional service to NSF and the research community! Kelly Dawe joined IOS in 2019 …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours June edition: CAREER Proposal Guidance and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on June 18, 2020 providing overviews of the CAREER program (NSF 20-525) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. UPDATE: In light of difficulties many are facing due to COVID-19 NSF has extended the CAREER proposal submission deadline to Tuesday, August 11, …

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Farewell to Colin Saldana, rotating* Program Director in the Neural Systems Cluster!

IOS says goodbye to Colin Saldanha and thanks him for his exceptional service to the Neural Systems Cluster and all of BIO! For the past two years, Colin served as a rotating Program Director in the Modulation Program of the Neural Systems Cluster. He brought much appreciated insight, ideas, energy, and a great team spirit …

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HBCU Excellence in Research Q&A Sessions

REPOST: This information was originally shared by our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Are you an investigator at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU)? Are you curious which programs at NSF support research like yours? Are you interested in applying to or learning more about the HBCU-EiR program? Program Officers representing …

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IOS Congratulates Newly Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2020!

Among the 2020 class of National Academy members are nine who have received IOS support at some point in their research careers. Recognized for their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," these individuals join the more than 2,400 active members and 500 foreign associates of the Academy: Ainsworth, Elizabeth - Research Leader, USDA ARS …

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