New DCL: Research Opportunities Related to Coastlines and People (CoPe)

Reposted from the DEBrief Blog The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates for Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Biological Sciences (BIO), Engineering (ENG), Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) announced their intent to support Research Coordination Networks (RCNs), a select type of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research …

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The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) introduces Virtual Office Hours!

Please join us for monthly information sessions to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) introduces IOS virtual Office Hours – a new way to stay in contact with NSF. Program Directors will be available on the third Thursday of each month at 1pm Eastern Time to …

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NeuroNex Webinar on April 5, 2019: Information on the New Solicitation NSF 19-563

The Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) Program is having an informational webinar this Friday, April 5, 2019 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. The goal of this solicitation (NSF 19-563) is to support collaborative networks comprised of international teams of disciplinarily diverse experimentalists, theorists, and research resource developers working on a common foundational question …

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Notice: New Email Validation System May Block NSF Email Communications

NSF has applied a mandated global email policy change that may be interfering with NSF communications to and from external email recipients. All email activities may be impacted, including automatic NSF email notifications, ad-hoc review requests, panelist correspondence, and any correspondence with PIs, co-PIs, fellows and job candidates. This new email validation system, called “Domain-based …

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Reminder: Integration Institutes Request for Information Due March 1st

This is a reminder that the deadline for the Integration Institutes Request for Information is Friday, March 1st. These institutes would support collaborative teams of researchers to address questions that span multiple levels of organization in living systems and require expertise from diverse biological subdisciplines. Through this request for information, the BIO Directorate is seeking high-level ideas from the …

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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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