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Repost: Special BIO Advisory Committee Meeting to be on 11/16

On the behalf of our colleagues over at the BIO OAD Blog: “The BIO advisory committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, November 16th from 2:30-4:30 PM to discuss immediately establishing a subcommittee to consider different options for addressing community concerns with the BIO proposal submission limits. This meeting will be held via teleconference among the …

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Everyone is eager for an EAGER!

We regularly receive inquiries from investigators about the suitability of a project for submission as an Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER). As Program Directors we have noticed that the 1-2 page descriptions that accompany these inquiries typically lack information required for evaluating their EAGER potential. This blog post focuses on the key points …

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IOS No Deadline Solicitation Update

The wait is over! All three IOS program solicitations are now available online! Get the up-to-date versions at: IOS Core Programs (NSF 18-586) Plant Genome Research Program (NSF 18-579) Plant Biotic Interactions (NSF 18-590) Please read them carefully for important information about eligibility and proposal submission to IOS and if you have questions, contact a …

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USA Science and Engineering Festival 2018

The 5th Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival took place on April 7th and 8th in Washington, D.C. This event welcomes scientists and non-scientists alike to showcase their science and learn more about what scientist do. Over 350,000 attendees could view 20 different stage shows that featured scientists, entertainers who use science (think explosions and …

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