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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: Update on COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact both researchers and research infrastructure alike. Despite the negative effects, the research community has continued to advance our knowledge, spur innovation, and make discoveries. You also continue to serve as reviewers and panelists, for which we thank you. Throughout the past year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported …

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Job Opportunity: NSF is searching for a new IOS Division Director

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) has begun the search for a new Division Director.  The IOS Division Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The Division Director works cooperatively with other BIO Division and Deputy Division Directors to advise and aid the Assistant …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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NSF at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Please visit us at the upcoming virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Connectome, which will take place from January 11-13, 2021. NSF will host a virtual booth where program directors and staff from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) and other Divisions in the Directorate for Biological Sciences will be on hand …

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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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