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Research Experiences for Teachers Sites in Biological Sciences (BIORETS)

The BIORETS solicitation (NSF 21-584) seeks proposals that provide research experiences for groups of teachers in fields supported by the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO). The research experiences are intended to be translated into curricular changes that have long-term impact on science education and encourage students to enter STEM-related professions. A BIORETS project should provide …

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REPOST: New Funding Opportunity: Predicting future pandemics to protect our health, communities, and economy – Bio Buzz

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. Predicting and preventing pandemics that have not yet happened is the focus of a new funding opportunity from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Researchers from a broad range of scientific disciplines — including those across the biological sciences — are invited to submit proposals to develop multidisciplinary research centers that can address the complex challenges involved in forecasting and avoiding future pandemic-scale outbreaks. The Predictive Intelligence …

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Repost – Update: New COVID-19 Response to Support Post-Baccs

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) recognizes the importance of early-career research experiences and that the COVID-19 pandemic has denied many undergraduates – especially those from groups underrepresented in STEM – such a research experience, whether it was to be supported …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours April 2021 Edition: Visit from The Division of Biological Infrastructure

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) recently held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) with contributions by program directors from the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI). The Division of Biological Infrastructure invests in the development and enhancement of biological research resources, human capital, and biology centers to support advances in all areas of biological research. …

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UPDATED REPOST: Changes to the IOS Blog:

You may have noticed some extra subheadings at the top of the IOS blog page. We’ve moved a few features to new areas of the blog, including the new Virtual Office Hours subpage and the Meet IOS subpage. New location for Information about the Virtual Office Hour (VOH): For VOH dates, topics, and registration links, …

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UPDATED REPOST: NSF Calls for Examinations of emergent Networks as Part of Understand the Rules of Life “Big Idea”

Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation A repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Office of the Assistant Director. The biological world is interconnected by complex networks. What are the rules that control these networks? How are the interactions altered by environments? Are the rules similar across all biological scales? How can …

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Upcoming Solicitation Deadlines:

Although the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) core programs solicitations are not under proposal submission deadlines, there are other funding opportunities, both in BIO and NSF-wide, that do have deadlines. Here are a few that are relevant to the IOS community.   Funding opportunities with deadlines: Full Proposal: February 23, 2021 21-534  Understanding the Rules …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours January 2021 Edition: Integrative Research in Biology

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on January 21, 2021 focused on the new Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO, NSF 21-543) solicitation. The deadline for IntBIO proposal submission is March 16, 2021. IntBIO replaced the Rules of Life track that was formerly in all the core solicitations of …

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Repost: NSF Announces Call for Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences – BIO BUZZ

Repost from our colleagues in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. NSF has released a new solicitation for a Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences (NSF 21-549). Letters of Intent for the solicitation are due on April 1, 2021 Exemplifying open and team science, the Center will be fueled by open …

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Mid Career Advancement Solicitation and Webinar

BIO would like to bring to your attention the new Mid Career Advancement (MCA) program (solicitation 21-516). The target date for the proposal submission is February 1, 2021. There will be one more webinar about the MCA program this Friday, January 15, at noon Eastern Time. Advance registration is required to attend the webinar at this link: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Gb6Q55WySn-LrBkiwjLM_g. …

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