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From The AD: New Funding Opportunities for Understanding the Rules of Life

Dear Colleagues, BIO is excited to announce to the biological sciences community two new funding opportunities under the Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL) Big Idea: 1) Epigenetics and 2) Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (MTM). The URoL Big Idea seeks to create a new paradigm at the convergence of science, engineering, and technology that will elucidate theoretical frameworks (rules) to enable prediction of …

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Repost: Upcoming Biology Integration Institutes Webinar

On behalf of our colleagues in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD), BIO Buzz recently posted about an approaching webinar about the new Solicitation (NSF 20-508) for Biology Integration Institutes posted below. For more information, please go directly to the BIO Buzz Blog to see the original post. "Please join us for the upcoming webinar about the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) …

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Repost: New BIO Funding Opportunity for the Reintegration of Biology

On behalf of our colleagues over in the Office of the Assistant Director,  BIO Buzz Blog recently posted about the new funding opportunity for Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508  posted below. Supporting fundamental biological research that takes an integrative approach to understanding life’s key innovations is a priority for the BIO Directorate. Despite biology’s unifying goal of …

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Repost: New DCL RELEASED! NSF RFI on Data Cyberinfrastructure for Future Data-Intensive S&E Research

On the behalf of our colleagues over at the CISE Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure: NSF 20-015 Request for Information (RFI) on Data-focused Infrastructure needed for future S&E research has been released! Details on this new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) can be found below: Dear Colleagues, We strongly encourage you to respond to NSF 20-015 Dear …

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GRFP 2020 Applicant Webinar Information Notice

**For applicants interested in pursuing a Graduate Research Fellowship the Program Directors of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) will be hosting a series of webinars to provide information and answer questions.  Please see the schedule below for dates, times, and registration information.  Remember, applications for the Life Sciences (e.g., Biology) is October 21st, 2019.** Dear …

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Next Steps for NEON

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) has recently become fully operational making 179 environmental data products freely available! NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 19-080) that announced an intent  to compete management of future operation and maintenance of the network. You can read the full story on BIO BUZZ, BIO’s Office of the Assistant …

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Now Hiring: Deputy Division Director!

Re-posted from our DEB colleagues: https://debblog.nsfbio.com/2019/07/01/now-hiring-deputy-division-director/ The Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation is seeking a Deputy Division Director for the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position within the Federal government, which can be filled as either a Federal employee, or as a rotator (Intergovernmental Personnel …

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New DCL: Research Opportunities Related to Coastlines and People (CoPe)

Reposted from the DEBrief Blog The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates for Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Biological Sciences (BIO), Engineering (ENG), Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) announced their intent to support Research Coordination Networks (RCNs), a select type of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research …

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Repost: Special BIO Advisory Committee Meeting to be on 11/16

On the behalf of our colleagues over at the BIO OAD Blog: “The BIO advisory committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, November 16th from 2:30-4:30 PM to discuss immediately establishing a subcommittee to consider different options for addressing community concerns with the BIO proposal submission limits. This meeting will be held via teleconference among the …

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