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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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REPOST: Upcoming NSF Merit Review Survey

REPOST from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences Dear Colleagues,  Next week, recent NSF applicants and reviewers will be emailed a survey link to provide feedback on their experience with the merit review process. Eligible individuals will be those who have submitted and/or reviewed proposals between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2020. Results from this …

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REPOST: NSF 21-100 DCL RENEWAL: BIO AND UKRI/BBSRC COLLABORATION AND BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB). The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recently released Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) “UKRI/BBSRC-NSF/BIO Lead Agency Opportunity in Biological Informatics, Microbes and the Host Immune System, Quantum Biology and Synthetic Cell” (NSF 21-100). This DCL announces the continued collaboration between the …

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Repost: BIO Virtual Drop-In Session for ESA

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Please join NSF Program Officers from the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) on Wednesday August 11th anytime from 11 am to 2 pm Eastern time for an informal question and answer session. Be sure and register in advance …

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Repost: 6/8/2021 BIO Virtual Office Hour: Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Reposted from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) held its latest Virtual Office Hour on June 8, 2021. We discussed a variety of topics to help scientists and staff at Primary Undergraduate Institutions be successful with the NSF process, including submission and review of proposals in BIO and the Facilitating Research at Primarily …

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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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