IOS Virtual Office Hours December Recap: Understanding the Rules of Life – Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on December 19th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation for Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL: MTM) (NSF 20-513). From the solicitation, “The URoL:MTM program invites integrated, interdisciplinary proposals that develop theoretical predictive frameworks with well-designed experimental and/or computational …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours November edition: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) and Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics (URoL: Epigenetics) – What do you need to know?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on November 21, 2019, focused on the new solicitations for the Biology Integration Institutes (BII; NSF 20-508) and Understanding the Rules of Life (URoL): Epigenetics (NSF 20-512). The BII solicitation focuses on the development of institutes that can provide structure for integrated biological …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours – August: NSF Research Traineeships Questions and Tips

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on August 15th, 2019 focused on proposals for NSF Research Traineeships (NRT; NSF 19-522)Dr. Regassa discussed NRT proposals and explained how they should encourage the development and implementation of an interdisciplinary graduate training program that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligns with the needs …

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Ask a PD: Initial Questions About No Deadline Submission

 In early October, BIO released a Dear Colleague Letter (and associated FAQs) announcing that all its divisions including IOS will move to a “no deadlines” review process when new solicitations are released end of summer 2018. Since then we have received many questions about the process from panelists, by email and by phone that were not covered …

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