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Learn More About a New Dear Colleague Letter from IOS: Organismal Systems and Infection Biology (OSIB) 

NSF 22-016  With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) the Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems (IOS) calls for proposals that build on our ongoing programs to move forward our understanding of infection processes in natural systems. All study systems are appropriate, except those that focus solely on human diseases. Proposals that focus on building a mechanistic understanding …

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Find out more about programs of interest!

Interested in BIO programs? Not sure what it takes to submit a proposal? Have questions? Teams representing the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program, Enabling Discovery through Genomics (EDGE) program, and the Arctic Research Program all have upcoming Webinars that may be of interest to you! Scroll down for more info on each program and how …

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Did you miss it? October Virtual Office Hours Recap

Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) The slides are available HERE. The IOS Virtual Office Hour for October 2021 focused on the Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, 21-622) solicitation. We were joined by program directors who work directly on this funding opportunity. The IntBIO solicitation replaced the Rules of Life Track formerly featured in the core …

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How to structure your budget justification to assure the project budget is well justified

Proposal Budget Form 1030Download Critical to receiving the funds you need for your proposed project is a well justified budget. Here we’re sharing some best practices and advice for communicating that justification effectively. Starting with a cumulative budget form (link above), the goal is to provide a detailed breakdown of the funds requested (the actual …

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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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Learn More About a New IOS Solicitation! Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC): Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet (22-513)

BIO’s new solicitation, Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC), calls for proposals focused on understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of organismal response to climate change to improve our ability to predict and to mitigate maladaptive biological responses to rapidly changing environments and to facilitate organismal adaptation and persistence. Full Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022 In particular, …

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New BIO Opportunity: Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology (BRC-BIO) Solicitation NSF 22-500 

BRC-BIO is a new solicitation intended to enhance research capacity and broaden participation of new faculty of biology at minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and other universities and colleges that are not among the nation’s most research-intensive and resourced institutions.  Some key information from the solicitation:   Primary investigators must hold at least a 50% tenure-track (or tenure-track equivalent) position as an assistant professor …

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Ideas Lab: Dark Dimensions of the RNA Regulome (D2R2)

The Directorate for Biological Sciences has released a solicitation (22-510) calling for participants in an in-person week-long (June 13-17, 2022) Ideas Lab that will explore novel and creative approaches to extend our understanding of the diverse, growing universe of non-coding RNAs. With insight into the function of micro-RNAs and small-interfering RNAs rapidly expanding, the function …

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Check out these solicitation updates! 

As a new fiscal year approaches NSF often makes updates to existing solicitations. Be sure to use the most up to date version of any solicitation to which you intend to submit.  Some recent updates in the BIO Directorate and others of interest to the IOS community are below in order of upcoming submission deadlines.    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) (21-602) The purpose of the NSF …

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Learn More About EEID 

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID)   Full Proposal Deadline is Nov 24, 2021 Is your research focused on factors that contribute to the transmission of infectious disease?  If so, you should definitely have a look at the latest version of the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) solicitation, NSF 21-609. This is a long-standing BIO-based program that focuses on an integrative understanding of transmission dynamics of …

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