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Repost – Update: New COVID-19 Response to Support Post-Baccs

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences and that the COVID-19 pandemic has denied many undergraduates – especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM – such a research experience, whether it was to be supported …

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UPDATED REPOST: Changes to the IOS Blog:

You may have noticed some extra subheadings at the top of the IOS blog page. We’ve moved a few features to new areas of the blog, including the new Virtual Office Hours subpage and the Meet IOS subpage. New location for Information about the Virtual Office Hour (VOH): For VOH dates, topics, and registration links, …

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Repost – 7 Cool NSF-Funded Robots That Are Advancing Science And Helping Society

Whether microscopic or human-sized, inspired by tree-dwelling mammals or pasta, the family of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded robots captures the incredible innovation possible with cross-disciplinary collaboration across STEM fields. The critical research NSF supports enables advances in the physical aspects of robotic systems and how they "think" and understand the world around them. Scientists and …

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Repost – Webinar: LEAPS for Biology

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. As noted previously on this blog, NSF has recently launched a new opportunity for professional societies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion — LEAPS (LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies) for Biology. NSF is offering a webinar for the LEAPS program on March 24th at 2 p.m. EST.  …

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Repost: Fourth Interdisciplinary Workshop in Series on Pandemic Prediction and Prevention Approaching

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Engineering (ENG); Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) have jointly supported a series of interdisciplinary workshops to engage …

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REPOST: NSF Launches New Opportunity for Professional Societies to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – BIO BUZZ

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation has recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encouraging professional societies to work together to form networks to promote cultural change in biology to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DCL, called LEAPS (LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies) of Biology, …

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REPOST: Update on COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact both researchers and research infrastructure alike. Despite the negative effects, the research community has continued to advance our knowledge, spur innovation, and make discoveries. You also continue to serve as reviewers and panelists, for which we thank you. Throughout the past year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported …

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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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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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