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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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Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics

We’d like to bring your attention to a new Dear Colleague Letter* (DCL) NSF 21-034 “Dear Colleague Letter: IMAGiNE FG: Functional Genomics,” which was issued December 23, 2020 by the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The focus of NSF 21-034 is to encourage research on the organismal mechanisms, analytical frameworks, and biological theories that advance our …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December 2020 Edition: Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms and Enabling Discovery through Genomics

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the December Virtual Office Hour (VOH) on December 17th, 2020 and focused on two topics.  First was the recently released solicitation for Understanding Rules of Life: Microbiome Interactions and Mechanisms (URoL:MIM NSF 21-534) and then the updated solicitation for Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE NSF 21-546). A …

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Informational EDGE Webinar: January 15, 2021, 2:00pm ET

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 (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a …

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Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) Solicitation NSF 21-543

A new solicitation has been issued by the Directorate for Biological Sciences that is relevant to IOS Investigators, NSF 21-543.      The Integrative Research in Biology (IntBIO) program replaces the Rules of Life track, which was previously a part of the core program solicitations in the four Divisions of the Directorate for Biological Sciences. The …

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