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Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program – Competition 2021

The Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program calls for proposals to the 2021 competition.  AccelNet supports linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad focused on grand research challenges that require significant international coordination.  Awards support coordination activities to promote synergy of efforts across networks and professional development activities to prepare the …

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Recent Dear Colleague Letters of Interest to the IOS Community

We’d like to bring your attention to two different Dear Colleague Letters* (DCL) that were issued recently by NSF. The first DCL focuses on Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN). This supplemental funding opportunity provides training opportunities to graduate students already supported by NSF grants to “develop skills that prepare them to be successful …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours September 2020 Edition: Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB)

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on September 17, 2020 focused on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB; NSF 20-602) program. The PRFB program has three competitive areas: Area 1: Broadening Participation of Groups Underrepresented in Biology; Area 2: Integrative Research Investigating the Rules of Life Governing Interactions Between …

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Biology Integration Institutes (BII)

Repost from our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology To promote integration across biological subdisciplines, the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) has released a revised solicitation (NSF 20-601) under the Biology Integration Institutes (BII) program.                                 The program, launched this year, supports collaborative teams investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. BII …

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Repost from MCB – NSF releases call for cross-disciplinary teams to investigate AI to Advance Biology

Our colleagues in the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) have written a post detailing a new solicitation for National Artificial Intelligence (AI), see below. NSF has released a new solicitation for National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes (NSF 20-604). The solicitation involves multiple NSF Directorates, including BIO, other federal agencies, and corporations such …

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Repost from DBI – New Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) Solicitation is Live!

Our colleagues in the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) have written a post announcing the updated Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) solicitation. See below for the link to the post: https://dbiblog.nsfbio.com/2020/08/21/new-postdoctoral-research-fellowships-in-biology-prfb-solicitation-is-live/  

April Virtual Office Hour with the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS)!

Please join us for our monthly information session to learn about ongoing and new opportunities at NSF! The April IOS Virtual Office Hour will be held April 16th from 1pm-2pm EDT.  This Office Hour will include discussion of CAREER proposals, solicitations, and Dear Colleague Letters recently released by NSF. This will be followed by time to ask questions about CAREER proposals, COVID-19, or any other NSF topics of interest. Join us …

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Investigating the Rules of Life

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks to support research that spans the traditional subdisciplines of biology to address broad and fundamental questions that advance discovery of general principles operating across all levels of life, from subcellular systems to ecosystems. To promote this type of integrative research, all four BIO divisions – including IOS – …

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Informational EDGE Webinar: January 31, 2:00pm EST

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS), together with the Divisions of Biological Infrastructure (DBI), Environmental Biology (DEB), and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation will host a webinar about the Enabling Discovery through GEnomic Tools (EDGE) program. The EDGE program recently released a new …

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Repost from OAD: Reintegrating Biology Workshop Series Outcomes

The BIO Directorate considers integrative approaches to understanding life’s key innovations as essential for understanding the full diversity of mechanisms regulating fundamental biological processes. The Reintegrating Biology series of workshops) included a combination of virtual and in-person events and provided a venue for the broader biological community to discuss the opportunities and challenges for integrating …

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