Mid Career Advancement Solicitation and Webinar

BIO would like to bring to your attention the new Mid Career Advancement (MCA) program (solicitation 21-516). The target date for the proposal submission is February 1, 2021. There will be one more webinar about the MCA program this Friday, January 15, at noon Eastern Time. Advance registration is required to attend the webinar at this link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Gb6Q55WySn-LrBkiwjLM_g. …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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NSF at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Connectome, which will take place from January 11-13, 2021. NSF will host a virtual booth where program directors and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and other Divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences will be on hand …

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BIO/IOS Holiday Message

IOS wishes you and your family happy holidays!  As you take time to celebrate the end of this year and the beginning of the new year, which hopefully will be brighter, we wanted to thank you for your hard work, dedication, and perseverance all year.    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season and a happy New Year!  

Informational EDGE Webinar: January 15, 2021, 2:00pm ET

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), together with the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Environmental Biology (DEB), and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours November 2020 Edition: Mid-Career Advancement and the Research.gov migration.

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held our November Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on November 19, 2020 and focused on two topics: the recently released solicitation for the Mid-Career Advancement program (MCA; NSF 21-516) and the change in how proposals are submitted to the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO).     MCA is a new opportunity for faculty who have been at the Associate Professor rank (or …

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REPOST: Join BIO Program Officers for a Webinar on the Biology Integration Institutes Solicitation

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure On Tuesday, December 8, 2020 the Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) will host a webinar with information regarding the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) funding opportunity (NSF 20-601). We will begin at 1:00 PM EST with a presentation followed by a Q&A session. To participate, Save …

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REPOST: Adding Impact to your Broader Impacts: Office Hours with ARIS

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB). Join program officers from the Directorate for Biological Sciences in a discussion of Broader Impacts with guest speaker Susan Renoe from the NSF-supported Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). ARIS works with scientists to help them engage in activities that …

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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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