January Virtual Office Hours Recap: Rules of Life (RoL) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) – What do you need to know?

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on January 16, 2020 focused on the RoL track, which can be found in all BIO core program solicitations: IOS (18-594) – this is a newly updated solicitation! DBI (18-594) DEB (20-502) MCB (18-585) The RoL is a BIO-wide opportunity with unique specifications: …

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Repost: DCL: Developing and Supporting the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) User Community

Our colleagues in the Division of Environmental Biology have written a post detail the new Dear Colleague Letter for the NEON program. More detailing  about the DCL can be found here (NSF 20-033). NEON completed construction and became fully operational in early 2019.  The NSF BIO Directorate has issued a Dear Colleague letter expanding on its interest …

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BIO Program Directors at Plant & Animal Genome XXVIII Conference

PAG Annual Meeting 2020 January 11-15, 2020 San Diego, CA The National Science Foundation (NSF) will have a joint booth (#422) with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the PAG meeting in San Diego, CA.  Stop by the DOE-NSF-USDA booth to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with …

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IOS Virtual Office Hours December Recap: Understanding the Rules of Life – Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms

The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held a Virtual Office Hour on December 19th, 2019 focused on the new solicitation for Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL: MTM) (NSF 20-513). From the solicitation, “The URoL:MTM program invites integrated, interdisciplinary proposals that develop theoretical predictive frameworks with well-designed experimental and/or computational …

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Special Message: Happy Thanksgiving and Funding Opportunities

Wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to all in the IOS-supported research communities! And just in case you need a "break" from all the festivities, here are links to recently released solicitations that describe new funding opportunities you might be interested in: Biology Integration Institutes (BII) NSF 20-508 Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics NSF 20-512 …

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Upcoming Virtual Office Hours will be held on May 16th

On April 18th, 2019 program directors from the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) held the first monthly Virtual Office Hour. Office hours are open to all and will occur on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 pm eastern. During office hours, a program director from each research cluster in IOS (Behavioral Systems, …

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Ask a PD: When to submit and other question about no deadlines review

Q: When is the best time to submit a proposal? Ans: The best time to submit is as soon as you think your proposal is ready! With no deadlines, program directors are not required to have panels during specific times of the year. Instead they can convene a panel as soon as they feel they …

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