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RePost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes (BII) Webinar

RePost from DBInfo. Please join the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program for a webinar on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. The BII Program supports diverse, collaborative teams that perform research, education and training on critical questions that …

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RePost — Recording Available: Inclusive Wildland Fire Science Planning Proposals Webinar 2

RePost from DEBrief -- NSF held its final webinar on the Inclusive Wildland Fire Science Planning Proposals Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) on Wednesday, November 30th. The webinar provided information about NSF Dear Colleague Letter 22-122 as well as a Question-and-Answer Session. A recording of the webinar is now available here with a transcript available here. Please note that the webinar starts …

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RePost: DCL: Planning Proposals to Catalyze Innovative and Inclusive Wildland Fire Science through Diverse Collaborations

RePost from DEBrief To begin to address the complex issues posed by wildland fires, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recently published a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL). This DCL calls for proposals that engage diverse stakeholders and rights holders in innovative and inclusive wildland fire science. A planning proposal is a type of proposal used to …

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RePost: MCB announces a funding opportunity for building synthetic microbial communities for biology

We wanted to make sure you didn't miss this news from MCB... also announced on the DEB blog. In recent years, researchers have assembled synthetic microbial communities that have novel compositions, genetics, and phenotypes, and they have used these communities to address both fundamental biological questions and a range of societal problems. To support such …

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Re-Post: MCB ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR A NEW SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR SCIENCES

Re-Post from our colleagues at MCB... In recent decades, the biological sciences have experienced an unprecedented growth in data as a result of new experimental technologies, advances in computational power, and big data approaches to research. There are, however, many barriers to making full use of available datasets. Credit: Nicolle Rager, National Science Foundation To …

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You’ve Been Awarded an NSF Grant, Now What?

The upcoming Division of Environmental Biology’s (DEB) Virtual Office Hour (VOH) will cover what to do when you get funded! On Monday, June 13th, 1 – 2pm ET, Program Directors at the DEB VOH will discuss the next steps once you have received an NSF award. To participate, please navigate to the NSF events page here. How to keep …

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RePost: Upcoming Webinar: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO)

Please join the Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) program for a webinar on Tuesday, May 10th, 2021 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT. There will be a short presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with cognizant Program Officers. BRC-BIO is a new NSF program intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation …

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Repost: BIO hosts annual HBCU-EIR proposal writing workshops

Sharing this announcement from our colleagues at MCB. On June 7 and June 13, program directors from the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) will be hosting two proposal writing workshops geared toward faculty members who teach and conduct research at HBCUs. The proposal writing workshop includes information on the basics of merit review as well …

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Repost: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges

We are sharing this event announcement from our NSF colleagues. We need your help to 'hack' the Rules of Life – to deepen our understanding and consider how those Rules might be used to tackle pressing societal challenges. In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of 'Big Ideas,' 10 bold, long-term research …

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Repost: Your Project Titles Matter, Choose Wisely

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Project titles matter because they partially determine who will end up reviewing your proposals. Unlike the situation with journals, where an editor can share the abstract of a manuscript with a potential reviewer, all NSF can share is the title. This comes into play …

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