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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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Demo Site for Research.gov Proposal Preparation Now Available

We are pleased to announce that NSF has launched the Research.gov proposal preparation demonstration site. The new demo site provides an opportunity for Principal Investigators (PI) to create Research.gov proposals prior to submitting proposals for review in the Proposal Submission System. Research.gov demo site features: Initiating Research proposals (other proposal types will be added to …

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Update: NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats

Beginning October 5, 2020, proposers will be required to use one of the NSF-approved formats for both the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support sections of NSF proposals. Proposals submitted via FastLane, Research.gov and Grants.gov will be compliance-checked to ensure that the documents were prepared in accordance with this new policy. Use of NSF-approved …

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Recent Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Relevant to IOS Science

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). The NAP publishes more than 200 reports a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently researched information on important matters in science and health policy. Many of these reports …

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IOS Program Directors at Virtual Society Meetings this July and August

NSF Program Directors will be attending several virtual meetings this summer, giving outreach presentations and providing additional opportunities throughout the meeting to learn about NSF. Annual Maize Genetics Conference, June 25-26 Attending from IOS: Donal Manahan (Division Director), Anne Sylvester (Developmental Systems Cluster) and Cliff Weil, Gerald Schoenknecht, Kelly Dawe and Diane Okamuro (Plant Genome …

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IOS Congratulates Newly Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences for 2020!

Among the 2020 class of National Academy members are nine who have received IOS support at some point in their research careers. Recognized for their "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research," these individuals join the more than 2,400 active members and 500 foreign associates of the Academy: Ainsworth, Elizabeth - Research Leader, USDA ARS …

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NSF is currently open virtually!

We are reaching out during these difficult times to convey that NSF is currently open, but we are largely operating on-line in the virtual environment.   We understand the impact of academic and community closures on all sectors of society, including your research, educational, and personal activities. Through agency and divisional planning and exceptional IT support, …

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BIO-wide Virtual Office Hours

As you may have seen, Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) Assistant Director Joanne Tornow, PhD, wrote to the biological sciences community to share information about NSF’s current operations in light of COVID-19 and provide guidance to current awardees. In that letter, Dr. Tornow noted that BIO staff are interested in hearing how BIO and NSF …

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March Virtual Office Hours Recap

IOS-Virtual-Office-Hours-slides-March 2020 The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on March 19, 2020, focused on two new Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs): NSF 20-044 IMAGiNE 2020: Organisms in a Dynamic Environment – encourages research investigating how genomes, phenomes, and the environment interact to influence the development, expression and evolution of complex …

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NSF Science Community Outreach Survey

Image above from pilot video: The National Science Foundation is looking for input to communicate better with the scientific community, in terms of content (funding opportunities, research news, etc.) and method of delivery (email, web, social media). Your input is valuable as this helps NSF curate content to your preferences and improves two-way engagement with …

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